Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. US. 1972. R. 175 min.
Sponsored by P.J. Ryan's Pub
- Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm
The Godfather has been so highly praised and deeply analyzed since its release that it’s easy to forget it’s a real movie, not a filmmaking class or a dissertation. But at its heart, it’s a simple story about the forces that draw families together and splinter them apart. The family in question just happens to be The Family. Plenty of the film deserves praise, including its lush look, shocking violence, and moving performances from the smallest roles to the largest. The Godfather has aged well, and certain scenes, even if viewed over and over, still have the ability to shock and delight.” (Trevor Pyle, The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide). We will be showing a new 35mm print of this film.