THEATER 1 Mon, Jul 15 6:00 PM
THEATER 2 Sat, Jul 20 4:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1972
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Francis Ford Coppola
Cast:Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
James Caan
Robert Duvall
Richard S. Castellano


On its face, Francis Ford Coppola’s magnum opus (audiences will have to decide how they feel about MEGALOPOLIS!) is about the mob, but of course we all know that THE GODFATHER is far more interested in the loyalties and betrayals of family than in the intricacies of organized crime. As the three-hour mark approaches, the story of the Corleone dynasty is just beginning, with Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) taking on the family business and stepping into his power. In the final moments of this adaptation of Mario Puzo’s epic novel, all that came before (the guns, the cannoli) contribute to the evolution of a man and become the lore of how the next Don Coleone was made. As Kay (Diane Keaton) looks on, Michael is no longer the naive boy she fell in love with, but a powerful man who will be feared by everyone, including his family. The door closes, and we see what she knows: nothing will ever be the same between them.