THE GODFATHER PART II
In conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art’s series Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond
Nitehawk Cinema, New York | July 8, 2015
Featuring an archival IB Technicolor 35mm print
Introduction by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, Museum of Modern Art.
Our screening of The Godfather Part II is in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art’s series Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond. As MoMA’s exhibition focuses exclusively on American films made between 1922 and 1955 (the year that Hollywood studios stopped using Technicolor three-strip cameras), Nitehawk is screening Francis Ford Coppola’s family crime epic because of its legacy of being the last American film released on Technicolor dye transfer prints.
The Godfather: Part II traces two generations of crime starting with the beginning of a gangster family in Sicily and early 1920s New York life of a young “godfather” Vito Corleone (played by Robert de Niro). It also focuses on his son Michael’s (Al Pacino) budding life of crime as he takes control over their crime syndicate stretching from Nevada to Cuba in the late 1950s. The Godfather films set the tone for a new wave of gangster films and this one is rightly considered an American classic; oh, and quite possibly cinema’s greatest sequel.