The Godfather @ 50
3 Films on Screen
One of the most celebrated and honored films in history, The Godfather turns fifty this year. To celebrate, The Dryden Theatre is screening the entire trilogy as it was meant to be seen - on the big screen in glorious 35mm prints. It’s an offer you can’t refuse. Grab your tickets - leave the cannoli.
Dates and Titles:
December 28: The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
December 29: The Godfather, Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
December 30: The Godfather, Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990)
Events in this Series
The Godfather @ 50 One of the biggest box office hits of all time, The Godfather was dubbed the “Gone With the Wind of gangster movies.” Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel, this epic rejuvenated the genre and can be seen as a metaphor for corruption on a larger scale, in both government and corporate America.
The Godfather @ 50 Francis Ford Coppola created the greatest sequel in cinema history and established himself as a cinema master with The Godfather films, which won six Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro), Score (Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola), and Art Direction/Set Design.
The Godfather @ 50 Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo do the impossible by continuing the saga of the Corleone family with inventive brilliance. Twenty years have passed and the family is poised for legitimacy, with Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) now receiving a major honor from the church for his munificence.