(Francis Ford Coppola, US 1979/2001, 202 min., 35mm)
Vittorio Storaro | Rochester Premiere | Cinematographer in Person. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro will provide a special introduction to this screening of Apocalypse Now Redux, Francis Ford Coppola’s epic re-edited to include nearly fifty minutes of footage not seen on the film’s initial release. In this retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, and Robert Duvall costar in one of cinema’s definitive statements on the madness of war, elevated to its status as a classic also thanks to Storaro’s frighteningly beautiful cinematography.
"I am among many critics whose admiration for Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam epic, Apocalypse Now, came with an asterisk: If I called the film a "masterpiece,'' I modified it with "flawed.'' It's time to drop the asterisk and erase ``flawed.'' Why? Because Apocalypse Now has evolved. It's not the same film. And because we've evolved, too. We're not the same audience. Apocalypse Now Redux is a magnificent new edition of the Coppola film. Restructured in subtle but important ways - and with 49 minutes of previously unseen footage - this landmark film is not to be missed."
– Jack Garner, Gannett News Service (Republished 2017 on eastman.org/blog)
Tickets: $25, general admission (no reserved seats; no discounts or passes); $10 for active military and veterans with ID
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets available at the door.