07 April 2024 / Annie Waite

Coppolas mini Season

Celebrate the filmmaking family dynasty with a small collection of some of their finest offerings, including Apocalypse Now and new release Priscilla.

We're putting Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola and her cousin Nicolas Cage, a trio of groundbreaking directors/actors, in the spotlight for a month of exhilarating cinema.


Friday 19 April and Saturday 20 April, 7.30pm

Sofia Coppola's hotly anticipated Priscilla presents the unseen story of Elvis and Priscilla Presley's long courtship and turbulent marriage. The teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets The King of Rock 'n' Roll at just 14, and is whisked away into an opulent yet secluded new world.

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Sofia Coppola collage workshop

Saturday 20 April, 2.30pm - Sold out

Enjoy a creative afternoon of Coppola-themed crafting in our new workshop space, in this session hosted by Lazy Girls Film Club's Eleanor Gwynne.

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Let's Talk Film: The Coppolas

Wednesday 24 April, 7.30pm

This month, Let's Talk Film explores the life and work of the Coppola family: Sofia, her father Francis Ford, and her cousin Nicolas Cage have all made a significant impact on film culture in their own different ways, funded by the family wine company!

Learn fascinating insights about the trio, highlighted by Hastings-based film historian, Ben Newell.

Whether you’re a budding cinephile or a seasoned filmgoer then this an inviting opportunity to share your love for cinema through informal discussion in an open space and take a closer look at the life and work of the auteurs of the big screen - the individuals behind the camera who have called the shots and crafted cinema experiences that have enthralled generations of moviegoers.

  • "Interesting, moving and magical evening with some lovely people. Thanks for the fab talk Ben."
  • "A delightful evening of unique insight and stories."
  • "Film is a powerful medium to provoke thought, spark conversations, and unite people through shared stories."

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Holly Hunter and Nicolas Cage in 80s clothingRaising Arizona - Annie's Staff Pick

Thursday 25 April, 7.30pm

A comedy masterpiece and early feature by half of the Coen Brothers, Joel Coen, this hilarious '80s romp will have you hooked on the quixotic charm of Nicolas Cage (cousin of Sofia Coppola) and a brilliant performance by the young Holly Hunter and Frances McDormand.

A blast from the past to celebrate the Coppola family's film dynasty and enduring legacy.

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The Virgin Suicides

Friday 26 April, 7.30pm

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Sofia Coppola's debut feature, The Virgin Suicides is a 1999 American psychological romantic drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola and co-produced by her father, Francis Ford Coppola.

Cult classic and the debut feature from Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford, about five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburbia in the mid '70s. Starring Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, James Woods, Josh Hartnett, Danny Devito.

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm

In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard (Martin Sheen, pictured, top) takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and terminate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a once-promising officer who has reportedly gone completely mad.

In the company of a Navy patrol boat filled with street-smart kids, a surfing-obsessed Air Cavalry officer (Robert Duvall), and a crazed freelance photographer (Dennis Hopper), Willard travels further and further into the heart of darkness.

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A group of people in Vietnam filmingHearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Sunday 28 April, 11am    

The famous retrospective take on the sensational events that formed the marathon film shoot of a lifetime on the groundbreaking Apocalypse Now film.

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