Presented by FLICC
1972; 2 h 55 m; R for graphic violence, sexuality, and language
Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don’s youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business. Celebrate this iconic film’s 50th anniversary!
The 1pm screening will be captioned
Join us before the evening screening at 7pm for a virtual Q&A discussion with Dr. Rodney Hill, Associate Professor of Film in the Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University. Dr. Hill is the co-author of The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick, co-editor of Francis Ford Coppola: Interviews, and a contributor to several other books, including The Essential Science-Fiction Television Reader, The Stanley Kubrick Archives, and After Kubrick: a Filmmaker’s Legacy. His writing has also appeared in Cineaste, Film Quarterly, Cinema Journal, Literature/Film Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has been featured in video essays for several DVD/Blu-ray releases by the Criterion Collection, including Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove and Coppola’s Rumble Fish.