Francis Ford Coppola, Director, The Godfather; Author, The Godfather Notebook In conversation with the Commonwealth Club Part of the Club’s Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Francis Ford Coppola’s "The Godfather" is universally praised as one of the greatest films ever made. The 1972 epic won best picture and best screenplay Oscars and was subsequently followed by two successful sequels. Join us for a rare conversation with Francis Coppola, who will take us behind the scenes of these legendary films, as spelled out in his soon-to-be published book, "The Godfather Notebook". Here’s a chance to learn about Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, the casting and the filmmaking, along with the personal and professional qualities that turned director Francis Coppola into an American icon. An offer you truly can’t refuse!