New 35mm Print
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
$12 / $8 Speed members
“An immaculate thriller, a study in paranoia and loneliness, partially inspired by Michael Antonioni’s Blow Up, and released as the Watergate scandal was unfolding with one of Gene Hackman’s greatest performances.”—Philip French, The Guardian
One of Francis Ford Coppola’s most celebrated works from the early 1970s, The Conversation is receiving a revival release with a new 35mm print.
Lonely wiretapping expert and devout Catholic Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired to record a seemingly innocuous conversation in San Francisco’s Union Square between two lovers (Frederick Forsythe and Cindy Williams). Upon rehearing the tapes, however, Cual believes he may be putting the couple in danger if he turns the material over to his client (Robert Duvall). What one hears can intimately turn out to be quite different from what was actually recorded.
This winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. 1974. U.S., 35mm, 113 minutes. Rated PG.