The Egyptian Theatre is showing ‘The Godfather’ This Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 as part of the AFI Top Ten Film Series. The Godfather is a 1972 American epic crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Based on Puzo’s 1969 novel of the same name, the film stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a powerful New York crime family.
The story, spanning the years from 1945 to 1955, centers on the ascension of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to ruthless Mafia boss, while also chronicling the Corleone family under patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando). The film was for a time the highest grossing picture ever made, and remains the box office leader for 1972. It won three Oscars that year, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Puzo and Coppola. Other Academy Award nominations included Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall for Best Supporting Actor and Coppola for Best Director.
The movie will begin at 6:30 PM this Tuesday. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb. The price of the films are $7 per adult, $5 for seniors and students.
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