This week at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood, California titans of the  film industry gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Godfather. Franics Ford Coppola’s mob epic has, as it put it to our interviewer DaniElle DeLaite, had ‘the best review of all – that it has stood the test of time.’

We spoke to Coppola, Jon Voight and American Zoetrope Film Archivist James Mockoski and Paramount SVP of Archives  Andrea Kalas about the filming of the movie, and asked why they think the film continues to endure and inspire new generations of filmmakers and audiences.

The film stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton. It is one of the cornerstones of modern cinema, and should be enjoyed on as big a screen as possible. DaniElle DeLaite and Bobby Jones were our team on the red carpet, here are their interviews.

The Godfather 50th Anniversary Premiere Interviews

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award®-winning* masterwork The Godfather, the film will have a limited theatrical release in Dolby Vision beginning February 25, 2022 exclusively in Dolby Cinema at AMC Theatres in the U.S., as well as in international territories around the world. All three films in the epic trilogy have been meticulously restored under the direction of Coppola and will be made available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on March 22, 2022.