Petite Maman
Special Screening


Friday, April 19, 2024 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors open at 7:00pm

Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

Brand New 4k Restoration | Hank (Frederic Forrest) and Frannie (Teri Garr) argue while celebrating their fifth anniversary. Yearning for a life of excitement and romance, Frannie fears that she is wasting her life on a man who shows no interest in her dreams of traveling to far-off places. Heading in separate ways in the streets, they both spend the night with strangers: Hank with the seductive Leila (Nastassja Kinski), a runaway circus performer, and Frannie with Ray (Raul Julia), a handsome waiter who moonlights as a cocktail pianist and singer.

A neon-soaked Las Vegas setting, stylized soundtage-sets, dance-filled production numbers, and music written and performed by Tom Waits combine to create a truly ornate and personal musical film, co-written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, the film has remained a personal favorite of Coppola’s and developed a cult following for its “giddy phantasmagoria.”

This 2024 restoration (the “Reprise” cut), supervised by Francis Ford Coppola, was made in 4K by American Zoetrope and Roundabout Entertainment in the US. The 4K scans were lifted from the original camera negative, and great efforts have been made to add thirteen minutes of original camera negative, restoring opticals and dupe negative. The restoration was approved by Francis Ford Coppola himself, as six minutes of IP were added to replace the original negative that was thought to be destroyed in a flood in Rome where the negative was kept. This digital presentation is thanks to Rialto Pictures.

Rated R | 1 hr 33 mins | Musical / Romance | 1982
USA | English

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola