Apocalypse Now with Special Guests Janet Maslin and Sam Wasson
Director: Francis Ford Coppola Run Time: 183 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1979
Starring: Albert Hall, Frederic Forrest, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen, Sam Bottoms
Sam Wasson, author of the new Francis Ford Coppola biography The Path to Paradise, will be at the Bedford Playhouse in conversation with former NY Times film critic Janet Maslin followed by a special presentation of Apocalypse Now, screened in the main theater in 4K projection and Dolby ATMOS surround sound.
In partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center, Mr. Wasson will be in conversation with Ms. Maslin on December 11th at the JBFC following a screening of The Conversation. Tickets for that program are available HERE.
Copies of Sam’s book will be available for sale courtesy of Booksy Galore.
Sam Wasson is the author of six previous books on Hollywood including the New York Times bestsellers Fifth Avenue, Five A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern American Woman and The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Days of Hollywood, and Fosse, the basis for the limited series “Fosse/Verdon.” With Jeanine Basinger, he is co-author of Hollywood: The Oral History.
American Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) is assigned to track down and kill Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has reportedly massacred hundreds of innocent people and set up his own fiefdom in the jungle. Willard and his crew encounter strange sights and people on their surreal journey into the heart of darkness.
“One of the greatest of all films”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Apocalypse Now is not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience, but one of the great works about the madness of our times.”
– Philip French, The Guardian