The Godfather | 1972 | dir. Francis Ford Coppola

What do you think this is the Army, where you shoot ‘em a mile away? You’ve gotta get up close like this and BADA-BING! You blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. “

Arguably two of the best films ever made, and winners of nine Academy Awards between them, Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpieces The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974) paint a chilling, multigenerational portrait of the Corleone crime family’s rise and near-fall from power in America. Coppola painstakingly mixes noir, melodrama, and historical epic to create two classics that are expansive in scope but tinged with emotion, their combined reputation refusing to fade over the years.

Tribeca celebrates the legacy of one of the most influential film sagas of all time with a 45th anniversary screening and reunion event. After the movie, we will hold a conversation with Francis Ford Coppola and some of the legendary actors who rose to stardom in these films, including Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro.

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