Sunday, June 19, 2016

THE JULY GRIND-FU CINEMA GIVES YOU AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE!

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Grind-Fu Cinema presents

THE GODFATHER (1:00 PM)
and
THE GODFATHER PART II (7:00 PM)

Saturday, July 23rd
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

Grind-Fu Cinema has got something special for you for July!  It's more than just a double feature.  This time it's a SAGA.  A SPRAWLING SAGA.  And it's completely free.  Check another one off the Grind-Fu Bucket list!


The Godfather (1972)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

If you've never seen it, you can't understand why it's so hard to talk about The Godfather without sounding hyperbolic.  It is, quite simply, one of the greatest films ever made.  The American Film Institute ranks it second on their top 100 films of all time list, behind Citizen Kane.  It won the Oscar for Best Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Score.  It also won five Golden Globes, setting a record that has yet to be beaten.

This is a kick ass film.

We haven't even gotten to the acting:  Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, James Caan, John Cazale, Sterling Hayden, and about a thousand character actors that own the screen.  The story is epic, the tone is perfect, the everything is spectacular.  Don't miss this film.



We will be showing The Godfather at 1:00 PM and it will run until about 4:00 PM.  This will give you plenty of time to recover and get back by seven for the next incredible feature.


The Godfather Part II (1974)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

People love the first Godfather film, but there are many out there that declare that The Godfather part II is even better.  It's hard to argue with them, because both films are so incredible. It won six Oscars, including Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score - Drama, and it was the first sequel to win for Best Picture.  Again, not too shabby.

Part II not only takes us to the next stage of the Corleon saga, but it delves into its origins.  The story is sprawling, and the movie clocks in at 3 1/2 hours.  A fast and compelling 3 1/2 hours. Pacino gives what could be his greatest on screen performance, and the cast ads Robert DeNiro as a young Vito Corelone, the founder of the Corleone family.  Yet again, not too shabby.



If you're a movie fan, you don't want to miss this Grind-Fu!  If you've never seen them on the big screen, then you can't afford to miss out.  If you've never seen either of these movies, then you need to right a serious wrong.  These are two of the greatest films ever made, and your life as a movie geek is not complete until you've seen them.  Also, you can see them FOR FREE!  Bring your friends, snacks, dress in layers (because it can get chilly) and get ready for an amazing colossal day of films.  You won't regret it.

I'm the new boy in town!  Where can I go?


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