The Godfather/The Godfather: Part II — Double Feature
- Friday, January 15, 2016 5:00 p.m.
The Godfather: Part II (1974) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Both films will run back-to-back with no intermission. (2K DCP Presentation)
Francis Ford Coppola’s epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar®-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone’s family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered 10 Academy-Award® nominations, and won three, including Best Picture.
The Godfather: Part II continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories in this follow-up: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito, played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro, and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. Reassembling many of the talents who helped make The Godfather, Coppola produced a movie of staggering magnitude and vision and undeniably the best sequel ever made. Robert De Niro won an Oscar®, and the film received six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.