In the late 1970s, as renegade filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola struggles to complete an epic allegory of the Vietnam War, “Apocalypse Now (1979),” his wife, Eleanor, films his daily travails with a camera of her own.
The documentary based on her footage details the difficulties of the large production – from weather-related delays in the Philippines to star Martin Sheen‘s heart attack while filming. It provides unprecedented behind-the-scenes clips of one of Hollywood’s most-acclaimed films.
Warning: Ages 15+. Contains scenes of violence and gore, nudity, drug use, strong language and scenes of animal cruelty.
Run time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Salford M5 4BR