Oct. 29: ‘THE GODFATHER’ is brought to life with live symphony orchestra at LA’s Dolby Theatre

On Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 pm, ten-time Academy Award-winning masterpiece, The Godfather, will be screened and performed with a 61-piece orchestra in celebration of the iconic film’s 50th anniversary, produced by CineConcerts and presented by Massimo Gallotta Productions. Relive the chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise to power as LA’s best classical orchestral musicians under the baton of Scott Terrell perform Nino Rota’s unforgettable score live to accompany the motion picture at the Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. Tickets are available at www.MGPLive.com, www.dolbytheatre.com, or at the Dolby box office.


Considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather features Marlon Brando as the Corleone family patriarch, accompanied by career-making performances from Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.  A concert experience you can’t refuse!


Promoter Massimo Gallotta says “It is with great excitement that we are able to bring this masterful score and film in celebration of its 50th anniversary to Los Angeles at one of the world’s premier entertainment venues, the Dolby Theatre!”


The Godfather, released by Paramount Pictures in 1972 to popular and critical acclaim, tells the story of the Corleones and their rivalry with other New York crime families between 1945 and 1955, as the title character (Marlon Brando) hands over the reins of power to his youngest son (Al Pacino). Also starring James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton, the film won three Academy® Awards – including Best Picture and Best Actor (Marlon Brando) – and established Coppola’s reputation as one of the exciting new breed of directors who revolutionized Hollywood from the late-1960s onwards. In 2008, an Empire magazine vote saw The Godfather named the greatest film ever made, a distinction also awarded by Entertainment Weekly and Metacritic. It came second in Sight & Sound’s 2002 list and Time Out’s 2003 readers’ poll and is currently ranked at number two in IMDb’s all-time list.


Producer of The Godfather LIVE, Justin Freer says “There is little film music as instantly recognizable as Nino Rota’s opening music played on trumpet and only a handful of films as masterfully made as The Godfather. The marriage of these two masterpieces on stage live at Dolby Theatre will be a visual and aural treat like nothing else.“


Composer Nino Rota achieved international acclaim in the 1950s and ‘60s for his work with Italian directors Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti, scoring the likes of White Nights, The Leopard, La Dolce Vita, and 8 ½. His music for The Godfather, including its immortal “Love Theme from The Godfather,” was ranked #5 in the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest scores ever written.


“We are proud to embrace the evolution of live experience, and we hope that this concert honors the many talented musicians that bring the music of the movies to life while giving everyone the ability to re-live one of the great masterpieces in Cinema.”


For music lovers, filmgoers, and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

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