Eleanor Coppola

Eleanor Coppola is an American documentary filmmaker, artist, and writer. She is married to director Francis Ford Coppola. She is most known for her 1991 documentary film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as well as other documentaries chronicling the films of her husband and children.

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

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A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

The Rain People (1969)

When a housewife finds out she is pregnant, she runs out of town looking for freedom to reevaluate her life decisions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  James Caan  •  Shirley Knight  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tom Aldredge

When a housewife finds out she is pregnant, she runs out of town looking for freedom to reevaluate her life decisions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  James Caan  •  Shirley Knight  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tom Aldredge

A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope (2004)

A fascinating chronicle of the birth and rise of the radically different independent studio founded by director Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Robert Dalva  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Steven Spielberg

A fascinating chronicle of the birth and rise of the radically different independent studio founded by director Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Robert Dalva  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Steven Spielberg

Paris Can Wait (2016)

A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, fine food and wine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Arnaud Viard  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Elise Tielrooy

A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, fine food and wine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Arnaud Viard  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Elise Tielrooy

Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto (2014)

Jacqui Getty's behind-the-scenes look at Gia Coppola's directorial debut Palo Alto, starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, and Val Kilmer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacqui Getty
CAST:  Gia Coppola  •  James Franco  •  Emma Roberts  •  Jack Kilmer

Jacqui Getty's behind-the-scenes look at Gia Coppola's directorial debut Palo Alto, starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, and Val Kilmer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacqui Getty
CAST:  Gia Coppola  •  James Franco  •  Emma Roberts  •  Jack Kilmer

The Making of The Virgin Suicides (2000)

While Sofia Coppola directed her first feature, her mother, the artist and filmmaker Eleanor Coppola, was there to document the experience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Sofia Coppola  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jeffrey Eugenides  •  Kathleen Turner

While Sofia Coppola directed her first feature, her mother, the artist and filmmaker Eleanor Coppola, was there to document the experience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Sofia Coppola  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jeffrey Eugenides  •  Kathleen Turner

The Making of Marie Antoinette (2007)

A behind the scenes look at Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Sofia Coppola  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Francis Ford Coppola

A behind the scenes look at Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Sofia Coppola  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Francis Ford Coppola

Love Is Love Is Love (2020)

Three sto­ries that explore love, com­mit­ment, and loy­al­ty between cou­ples and friends. "Two for Din­ner" where a mar­ried cou­ple tem­porar­i­ly liv­ing in two dif­fer­ent loca­tions are more sep­a­rat­ed than they think. "Sail­ing Les­son" about a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Rita Wilson  •  Chris Messina  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Rosanna Arquette

Three sto­ries that explore love, com­mit­ment, and loy­al­ty between cou­ples and friends. "Two for Din­ner" where a mar­ried cou­ple tem­porar­i­ly liv­ing in two dif­fer­ent loca­tions are more sep­a­rat­ed than they think. "Sail­ing Les­son" about a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Rita Wilson  •  Chris Messina  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Rosanna Arquette

Tell Them We Were Here (2021)

An impressionistic snapshot of the past twenty-five years of Bay Area art-making, Tell Them We Were Here centers on eight artists making politically motivated, socially conscious, anti-commercial artwork; who each epitomize the community-driven spirit that defines ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griff Williams  •  Keelan Williams
CAST:  Alicia McCarthy  •  Sadie Barnette  •  Amy Franchescini  •  Micheal Swaine

An impressionistic snapshot of the past twenty-five years of Bay Area art-making, Tell Them We Were Here centers on eight artists making politically motivated, socially conscious, anti-commercial artwork; who each epitomize the community-driven spirit that defines ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griff Williams  •  Keelan Williams
CAST:  Alicia McCarthy  •  Sadie Barnette  •  Amy Franchescini  •  Micheal Swaine