Monday, Jun. 17, 2024

After months of conjecture about the fate of Francis Ford Coppola's self-financed epic, "Megalopolis" has finally found a home.

Lionsgate will distribute "Megalopolis" in U.S. and Canadian theaters, the studio announced Monday, ending one of the biggest acquisition dramas of the year....

Saturday, May. 18, 2024

Of the many quotations and slogans that flitter through Francis Ford Coppola's idea-stuffed, open-hearted, unabashedly optimistic "Megalopolis," one that particularly resonates with the director is: "When we leap into the unknown, we prove that we're free."

"That's me making this film,"...

Friday, May. 17, 2024

Much attention has been paid to the $120 million of his own fortune that Francis Ford Coppola put up to make the futuristic epic "Megalopolis," but the director himself isn't much concerned.

"I don't care. I never cared," Coppola said of money, speaking to reporters at the Cannes Film...

Thursday, May. 16, 2024

Francis Ford Coppola on Thursday premiered his self-financed opus "Megalopolis" at the Cannes Film Festival, unveiling a wildly ambitious passion project the 85-year-old director has been pondering for decades.

Reviews ranged from "a folly of gargantuan proportions" to "the craziest thing...

Thursday, May. 16, 2024

Francis Ford Coppola on Thursday will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival a film on which he has risked everything, one that's arriving clouded by rumors of production turmoil. Sound familiar?

On Thursday, Coppola's self-financed opus "Megalopolis" will make its much-awaited premiere....

Friday, Apr. 12, 2024

Eleanor Coppola, who documented the making of some of her husband Francis Ford Coppola's iconic films, including the infamously tortured production of "Apocalypse Now," and who raised a family of filmmakers, has died. She was 87.

Coppola died Friday surrounded by family at home in...

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2024

New films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrea Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola, as well as a portrait of 1980s Donald Trump, will compete for the Palme d'Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival next month, organizers announced Thursday.

Thierry Frémaux, Cannes's artistic director who announced the...

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2024

Nearly half a century after Francis Ford Coppola won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, he will return to the French Riviera festival to premiere his self-financed epic "Megalopolis."

The premiere was confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday by a person close to the project who...

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

Director Francis Ford Coppola has joined Gessica Généus’ debut narrative film, Freda, as executive producer. The Creole-language feature made its world premiere earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard, and is only the second film in Haiti’s history to be...

Monday, Jul. 13, 2020

From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government's small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. 

While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of "small" business, the leaders of...

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