If there could be such a thing as a neo-realist musical, it may be this. Francis Ford Coppola offers a slice of life at one night in a 1930’s Harlem night club. With an ensemble cast of (to name only a few) Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Nicolas Cage, the revolving door of the Cotton Club offers a rough and filmic home to mobsters, lovers, performers and great music.
This remastered Encore version features never-before-seen scenes and musical sequences that deepen and enrich the storylines. (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, U.S, 1984, 128m)
“…quite simply, a wonderful movie. It has the confidence and momentum of a movie where every shot was premeditated — and even if we know that wasn’t the case, and this was one of the most troubled productions in recent movie history, what difference does that make when the result is so entertaining?”– Chicago Sun-Times