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Francis Ford Coppola to attend The Cotton Club Encore screening

  • Dates: October 6, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $25
  • Overview

    The NYS Writers Institute welcomes legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola for the Albany premiere of THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE to be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, at The Hart Theatre in The Egg, Empire State Plaza in Albany.

    A conversation with Coppola and Writers Institute founder William Kennedy, who co-wrote the original screenplay, will follow the screening.

    The event is a benefit for the NYS Writers Institute's upcoming Albany Film Festival, to be held in March 2020. 

    Tickets, $25 per person, available at The Egg box office at the Empire State Plaza, theegg.org, or by phone at 518-473-1845.

    Francis Ford Coppola's restored and re-edited film features 30 minutes of new footage with several high-energy musical and dance numbers cut from the 1984 COTTON CLUB movie.

    The restorations expand the film’s dramatic line, especially the black characters’ story and performances. The new film, appearing 35 years after the original, represents a labor of love for Coppola, who spent half a million dollars of his own money re-editing it.

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