Film Club show Coppola

LOUTH Film Club will be screening the latest film from the legendary Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, on Monday May 9 at the Playhouse Cinema.

Whilst Tetro achieved nothing like the box office success of Coppola’s most famous films, it is still clearly the work of a master film maker. Shot mostly in glistening black and white, the film conjures up a tale of fraternal tension and rivalry and is a penetrating character study worthy of the great american playwright Tennessee Williams.

Tetro, played by Vincent Gallo, is a writer, living in Buenos Aires who hasn’t seen his family in years when his half brother Bennie pays a visit.

Tetro is Certificate 15A. The film starts at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Information about the club and its future films are in its 2011/12 programme, available from Off The Beaten Tracks record shop at 36 Aswell Street, Louth (closed on Thursdays), and in Louth Library, the Playhouse Cinema and the Tourist Information Office.

The club’s website — www.louthfilmclub.com — also has details of its films, with images and links to trailers.