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A Couple of Coppola's at The Brooks -- "The Conversation" on Thursday, Dec. 17th and "Tetro" with a live Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola on Sunday, Dec. 20th

Indie Memphis and the Brooks Museum of Art continue their year-round collaboration this month with A Couple of Coppola's: The Conversation and Tetro.



Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 masterpiece, The Conversation, will screen at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 17th. Sponsored by the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission/Memphis ED, Tetro will screen at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 20th and be followed by a live Q&A via satellite with Coppola himself.



To order tickets in advance, call 901-544-6208 or click here.



Gene Hackman in The Conversation Gene Hackman in The Conversation

The Conversation
(1974 / 113 minutes / Rated PG)
7:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 17th @ The Brooks



Tickets: $7 for the General Public / $5 for Indie Memphis members and members of The Brooks.



A masterfully constructed portrait of one man's descent into madness, this film ranks as one of greatest paranoid thrillers in the history of cinema, and deals with issues of privacy and technology that still resonate today. Gene Hackman stars in one of his most introspective performances as a surveillance expert who gets paid to invade the privacy of strangers. Sandwiched in between his two massively successful Godfather films, The Conversation cemented Coppola's reputation as the great filmmaker of his time. The film won the Grand Prix at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for three Oscars.



"One of Coppola's very best."
-- TV Guide



"As he is played by Gene Hackman in The Conversation,
an expert wiretapper named Harry Caul is one of the most
affecting and tragic characters in the movies."
-- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times



Vincent Gallo in Tetro Vincent Gallo in Tetro

Tetro **
(2009 / 127 minutes / Rated R)
3:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 20th @ The Brooks



Tickets: $15 for the General Public / $10 for Indie Memphis members and members of The Brooks.



Francis Ford Coppola's first film based on his own original screenplay since The Conversation (1974), Tetro, starring Vincent Gallo, is about the tensions within an Italian immigrant family living in Argentina. Fresh-faced and naive, 17-year-old Bennie arrives in Buenos Aires to search for his older brother, who has been missing for more than a decade. When Bennie finds his brother, the volatile and melancholy poet Tetro, he is not at all what the young man expected. In the course of staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past and memories of their father Carlo, an acclaimed symphony conductor.



Sponsored by the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission/Memphis ED



** A live Q&A via satellite with director Francis Ford Coppola will follow the screening.



"A delirious surprise."
-- Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun



"It feels good to see Coppola back in form."
-- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times