New 35mm prints of the beautifully restored Coppola films The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) start a
one two week run at the SIFF Cinema this Friday, Dec. 19, closing on New Years Day.
Full schedule and advance ticket sales for all shows can be found at the SIFF web site.Â There are some marathon days, but most are one film a night.
The restorations, recently released to home video, were supervised by Coppola with the close involvement of the original cinematographer, Gordon Willis.Â The result is spectacular, bringing new richness to the film, including the justly famous low-light sequences.
Needless to say, attendance is mandatory.
Here’s a recent article about the restoration:
“Post Focus: Paramount Restores The Godfather” by Stephanie Argy
American Cinematographer, May 2008