The Godfather – 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration

The Movie You Can’t Refuse: The Godfather at 50
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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 21 1:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Francis Ford Coppola


Kick off our Godfather tribute series with the original article, the film of films, the movie you can't refuse, presented in a glittering new 4K digital print specially made for its 50th anniversary by director Francis Coppola.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don's youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in an inescapable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business. The winner of three Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor, this is a film that demands to seen—and re-seen—on the big screen, yielding new insights into its unforgettable characters and scenes–-and the film's enormous cultural influence over the last 50 years.

Promotional Partner: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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The Movie You Can’t Refuse: The Godfather at 50: To mark the 50th anniversary of the film’s release, Hot Docs is presenting this specially curated series exploring the enduring mystique and influence of this pop-cultural juggernaut.

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