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Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
FEATURE NARRATIVE 183 Minutes World Premiere Restoration Premiere
Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the Festival with a screening of a new, never-before-seen restored version of the film, entitled Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, remastered from the original negative in 4K Ultra HD. The Beacon Theatre will be outfitted for this exclusive occasion with Meyer VLFC (Very Low Frequency Control), a ground-breaking loudspeaker system engineered to output audio frequencies below the limits of human hearing, giving the audience a truly visceral experience. In addition, the film has been enhanced with Dolby Vision®, delivering spectacular colors and highlights that are up to 40 times brighter and blacks that are 10 times darker, and Dolby Atmos®, producing moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, Francis Ford Coppola’s stunning vision of the heart of darkness in all of us remains a classic and compelling Vietnam War epic. Martin Sheen stars as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American Colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

After the Screening: Francis Ford Coppola and acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh will have a conversation to discuss the huge undertaking of restoring Apocalypse Now Final Cut and why the time was right for Coppola to do this now, forty years after the original version and eighteen years after Apocalypse Now Redux.
About the Director(s)
Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our time; a five-time Academy Award-winning director, writer, and producer of such films as Patton, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, American Graffiti, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and Bram Stoker's Dracula. As the founder of American Zoetrope, he initiated and nourished the careers of talents such as George Lucas, Carroll Ballard, John Milius, Sofia Coppola, and actors Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, James Caan, Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfus, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, and Diane Lane. As a writer, director, producer, and technological pioneer, Francis Coppola has created a body of work that has helped to shape contemporary American cinema.

Francis Ford Coppola

Steven Soderbergh

Film Info
  • Section:
    Anniversary Screenings
  • Year:
  • Length:
    183 minutes
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World Premiere Restoration
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Francis Ford Coppola
  • Producer:
    Francis Ford Coppola
  • Screenwriter:
    John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cinematographer:
    Vittorio Storaro
  • Editor:
    Richard Marks
  • Co-Producer:
    Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson, Tom Sternberg
  • Sound Designer:
    Walter Murch
  • Cast:
    Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford

  • Panelist
    Francis Ford Coppola
  • Press Contact
    Nesma Youssef
    New York, New York 10016
    Phone: 646 723 9696


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