Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has scheduled a stop at the University of Texas at Austin for Monday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. I’m a big Coppola fan, though like most people, I care to remember the first two Godfather films, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now. But, why stop there? We’re talking about the man who directed The Outsiders, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, and even the severely underrated/misunderstood Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I cannot wait to see his latest feature, Youth Without Youth, set for release later this year. What’s he doing at UT? Apparently screening a new documentary project, CODA: Thirty Years Later, which was apparently made during the Youth production. Click here for details, and you better believe I’m gonna be there. Here are some snippets about what we’re gonna see:
“CODA: Thirty Years Later” is more than a ‘making of’ documentary, it is a personal exploration of the inspirations and obstacles during Coppola’s long career. It is both introspective and illuminating — Coppola shares his thoughts on filmmaking, creativity and the nature of consciousness in this hour-long documentary shot during the making of “Youth Without Youth.”
Louis Black has asked me not to forget Coppola’s controversial “masterpiece,” One From The Heart.