Film Festival

The Godfather

  • October 20, 2013

  • Post-screening Conversation with
  • Larry King and Mario Cuomo

Post-screening Conversation Guests

Larry King

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning host Larry King is a media innovator in his prime. After more than 25 years at CNN, King is now back in front of eager audiences with his new show “Larry King Now,” distributed by Hulu and Ora.tv.

King has interviewed more than 50,000 people over the course of his legendary career, which started in radio, continued to television and is now making history online. With his unique, conversational approach to interviewing, he has not only changed the landscape of cable television and television news in general, but he is now blazing a trail in the digital space.

King has been inducted into five of the nation’s leading broadcasting halls of fame and is the recipient of the prestigious Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2011 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In addition to his numerous More


Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo was the longest serving Democratic Governor in the modern history of New York State. He was elected New York State’s 52nd Governor in 1983 and twice won re-election, setting records for popularity in both contests.  Beginning with his widely admired keynote address at the 1984 Democratic National Convention and his celebrated speech on the relationship of religion and politics at Notre Dame, he has helped define the progressive political landscape for more than two decades.

In twelve years at the helm of the nation’s most populous state, Governor Cuomo steered the State through two recessions, balanced twelve consecutive budgets, cut taxes, created more than half a million jobs, and led the state through two national recessions. He launched the largest economic development initiative in New York history, spurring private sector growth through billions of dollars of public investment in More


Film Synopsis

  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Release Year: 1972
  • Run time: 175 minutes

Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, and one of the iconic movies in the history of feature film, The Godfather tells the generational saga of an organized crime family, which involves family loyalty, murder, betrayal and vengeance.  The movie stars Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone and Al Pacino as Vito’s youngest son, Michael Corleone. Taking place in New York in the 1940s, The Godfather is one of the most popular movies in American cinema and received three Academy Awards.