Apocalypse Again and America’s Other Heart of Darkness

I’m very excited about seeing the Francis Ford Coppola-approved new digital restoration of his 1979 masterpiece, Apocalypse Now, which opens today in the IFI. There’s probably very little left to say about this movie, but an opportunity to see it on the big screen should certainly not be missed.

Also at the IFI, beginnning June 1st, is a season of Classic American conspiracy thrillers, set in the era of Watergate and Vietnam. Some highlights for me are The Manchurian Candidate, The Conversation, Chinatown and Klute. Also featured are some rarely seen films such as Winter Kills and Rollover, and the season ends with Costa-Gavras’ Missing, starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. Check out this link for more details.

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