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The Godfather Part III Interview with Jeffrey Bender and Fred Fuchs

The Godfather trilogy is the most celebrated saga in cinema history.  Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of The Godfather Part III, Francis Ford Coppola has released a newly re-edited version of the final film: The Godfather Coda, The Death of Michael Corleone.  The never-before-seen version of the Academy-Award nominated film is Coppola’s original vision with a new beginning and end.

The Westdale invites you to watch the remastered digital classic on your own and then join Jeffrey Bender for an online interview with one of the original Executive Producers of The Godfather Part III Fred Fuchs.  Jeff, a Hamilton-based cinephile, will explore what it was like to make the famous film with Fred and get his insight into working with Coppola.  Fred will share fascinating, never-told-before stories about the origins of the movie, casting, and what he thinks about the newly released The Godfather Coda, The Death of Michael Corleone.

Where to watch The Godfather Coda, The Death of Michael Corleone

Register for the interview on the Zoom platform with Jeffrey Bender and Fred Fuchs

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Fred is an independent film & television producer focusing on the development, financing, and production of films and television series for international audiences. He spent 20 years living and working in California, 10 years as the President of American Zoetrope Studios and was Executive Producer of 17 feature films including The Godfather Part III, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Secret Garden, Don Juan De Marco, The Virgin Suicides and John Grisham’s The Rainmaker. He was the Executive Director of Arts and Entertainment at the CBC in Toronto where he was responsible for developing, commissioning and supervising production of major television series. Current feature projects include: LITTLE ITALY, MONKEY BEACH, THE VIRTUOSO, and MILTON’S SECRET.

Jeff Bender’s fascination with cinema began during his pre-teen years with TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies hosted by Elwy Yost. On Saturday nights when kids were hitting the town, Jeff was spending his evenings with Bogart & Bacall, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda and the Marx Bros.
Over the years, Jeff has attended film festivals and events from Rochester, NY to Rome, Italy and helped curate film programs at Kingston, Ontario’s The Screening Room as well as moderating talks with authors and artists. For over a decade, his work finds him teaching courses around the world on the topic of communication sciences, however, the dialogue that is closest to his heart is about the movies.
A newcomer to Hamilton these past 5 years, Jeff is enthused to meet fellow lovers of cinema in Steeltown through the Westdale Film Club series.