The Godfather

Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

January 23, 1972 / English Italian / 157 min

Widely considered one of the greatest films of all time, this gangster saga focuses on the struggle of the aging patriarch of the powerful Corleone mob family (Marlon Brando) and his youngest son (Al Pacino) to maintain family bonds amidst the betrayal and violence of the criminal underworld of 1950s America.

For a preview with IC co-directors Chip Oscarson and Marc Yamada, listen to the IC podcast “From the Booth” Episode 3.2 Winter 2020.

A summary of the lecture by Prof. Darl Larsen, “How The Godfather Saved/Changed Hollywood,” click here.

Firsthalf will run 90 minutes.

Second half will run 87 minutes.

For an analysis of this film, listen to the IC podcast, “From the Booth” Winter 2020 Episode 3.

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  • 2020 Winter