The Cotton Club: Encore
Saturday, Nov 12 at 2:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. 1984/2017, 139 mins. DCP. With Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage. Coppola did some of his greatest and most unexpected work in the 1980s, and none of his films were more ambitious than The Cotton Club, a wildly stylish Harlem-set throwback that played with the style of 1930s Hollywood genre films, such as the gangster picture and the musical, and which was partly shot at the Kaufman-Astoria Studios right next door to the Museum. Though the film was considered a financial dud upon release—plagued by behind-the-scenes conflict—this lovingly designed film has since been reclaimed as a work of magic and imagination. Coppola’s directorial vision truly pops in The Cotton Club Encore, painstakingly reconstructed from the director’s found lost negatives and featuring restored sound and image.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.