Coppola’s ‘Tetro’ premieres in L.A.

Director says film is part of his 'second career'

HOLLYWOOD — Francis Ford Coppola described “Tetro” as “the second film of my second career” at the pic’s Los Angeles preem June 3 at Westwood’s Hammer Museum.

The helmer considers his “Godfather” days and his ensuing studio films to be his first career. He’s now put the focus back on personal filmmaking, “produced in a way that I can finance it myself.” He thanked his wine and hotel businesses for providing the funds.

Preem was a benefit screening for the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and Coppola regaled the crowd with tales from his days as a UCLA student and his first film job working for Roger Corman.

Also toasting the helmer with Coppola wines at the Italian Cultural Institute after-party were “Tetro” leads Vincent Gallo and Alden Ehrenreich, and Sofia and Roman Coppola, Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Silverstone, d.p. Haskell Wexler and helmer John Landis.

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