Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Jul 27, 2014
7:30pm

GODFATHER OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: GORDON WILLIS REMEMBERED
40th Anniversary!
THE GODFATHER: PART II
THE GODFATHER PART II
1974, Paramount, 200 min, USA, Dir: Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola expands upon and deepens the themes of THE GODFATHER with this ambitious sequel. The film follows mob chieftain Al Pacino as he ruthlessly consolidates power in the Las Vegas gambling world of the late 1950s, while simultaneously flashing back to father Robert De Niro’s brutal induction into the Mafia in 1900s Sicily and New York. Most of the cast returned from the first film, with superb help from Gaston Moschin, Leopoldo Trieste and Lee Strasberg as Jewish crime boss Hyman Roth. Coppola’s parallel structure allows him to compare and contrast two American eras and consider the political and cultural changes of the 20th century, an approach that makes THE GODFATHER PART II an epic work of art as well as one of the most entertaining crime movies ever made.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Jul 27, 2014 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Introduction by Jon Boorstin and Susan Willis-Powers!
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jul 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Introduction by Cinematographer John Bailey, ASC!
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Jul 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Introduction by Cinematographer Richard Crudo, ASC!
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
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