Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

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December 20 only

30609 JrY5JUW 7:30 pm Eleanor Coppola in conversation with Michael Fox

8:00 pm Screening

This event is part of “A Coppola Family Affair“. All proceeds to benefit the Roxie!

An intimate look at the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 classic Apocalypse Now, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse combines the usual documentary interviews with outtakes from the film and rare documentary footage, some shot on the set by Eleanor Coppola. Not long after the arrival of Francis Ford Coppola and crew in the Philippines, the shooting schedule begins spiraling out of control; the film’s cost has soon far surpassed the original budget, with the ending still unwritten. As the problems mount, from lead Martin Sheen’s heart attack to the disappearance of several helicopters needed for a scene (because they went to fight in a nearby war), the making of the film begins to frighteningly resemble its subject — an unending tale of madness and obsession in the jungle. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Directed by Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper and Eleanor Coppola. 1991. 97 min. USA.

 

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