DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
CAST: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, EMILE HIRSCH, JUNO TEMPLE, THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, GINA GERSHON
The capstone of a career-long inquiry into the world of crime and punishment and the impossibly tangled
interrelationship between law enforcement and those designated as criminals, Friedkin’s second adaptation from Tracy Letts’ Southern Gothic-inspired stage work is a key McConaissance text, with Matthew M. a Texas lawman who moonlights as a hired killer, his sadistic impulses given full reign as he terrorizes a hugely dysfunctional West Dallas family in their double-wide trailer home.
Killer Joe is screening as part of the series William Friedkin.
At the request of the filmmaker, we are showing Killer Joe on DCP.