Film Comment Selects: Killer Joe

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Join the Film Society's young patron group New Wave for an an exclusive event: a ticket to the 8:00pm screening of Killer Joe followed by an after party with an open bar at the Empire Hotel Rooftop, all for just $30 for New Wave Members ($45 for General Public). Or join New Wave today and attend the entire event for free! Click here for tickets and more info.

Film Comment is proud to present a special presentation of the new film by William Friedkin, the man behind The Excorcist and The French Connection. Killer Joe finds Friedkin visiting the heart of Texas for a grisly and darkly funny trailer-park-set murder romp, scripted by legendary playwright Tracy Letts. This screening features in-person appearances by Friedkin, Letts and stars Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon!

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Killer Joe

Killer Joe

William Friedkin | 2011 | 103 mins

Director William Friedkin, writer Tracy Letts, and stars Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon in person!

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection) and Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) reteam for this darkly comic adaptation of Letts’ off-Broadway play, in which a small-time drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) enlists a professional hitman (Matthew McConaughey) to bump off his shrewish stepmother for a $50,000 life insurance policy. 

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