Francis Ford Coppola's New Movie "Megalopolis" to Release in September
FILE - Director Francis Ford Coppola poses for photographers at the photo call for the film "Megalopolis" at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2024. Lionsgate will distribute “Megalopolis” in U.S. and Canadian theaters, the studio announced Monday, ending one of the biggest acquisition dramas of the year. (Photo by Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP, File)

Francis Ford Coppola's New Movie "Megalopolis" to Release in September

June 17th, 2024

A man called Francis Ford Coppola made a big movie called “Megalopolis.” It cost a lot of money. The movie will come to big movie places in the U.S. and Canada. The movie is about a future city and has famous actors. People first saw the movie in March and had different ideas about it. Now, a company called Lionsgate will share the movie with everyone on September 27. Coppola says he is happy to work with Lionsgate. He has worked with them before and he trusts them. Coppola worked very hard on this movie. He even sold some of his wine business to make the movie. The movie has parts that are different like an actor talking to people in the movie place. The Lionsgate boss says Coppola is very special and he is excited to work with him. People can watch "Megalopolis" soon and it will be a special movie to see.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Who made the movie called 'Megalopolis'?
. What is 'Megalopolis' about?
. When can people watch 'Megalopolis' in movie places?

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🌐 Cultural context

Francis Ford Coppola is a renowned filmmaker in the United States. The US has a big movie industry, with movies often shown in theaters. Some filmmakers like Coppola are celebrated for their creative work. Lionsgate is a company that helps release movies so people can see them.

🧠 Further reading

Demolition (2015 film)
There is a movie about a man named Davis. He works at a bank and his wife, Julia, has an accident in their car. Julia dies. Davis feels sad but cannot cry. He tries to buy candy but the machine is broken. He writes a letter to the company of the machine. He makes a new friend, Karen. They talk a lot. Davis starts to act strange. He takes apart things to see inside. He takes apart his computer and other things at work. He wants to take apart an old clock. Karen sees Davis on the train. She talks to him but he does not know her. This movie is a story with funny and serious parts. It came out in 2015. People can watch it in the cinema. It is called "Demolition". The man who made the movie died in 2021. His name was Jean-Marc Vallée.

Trailer (promotion)
A trailer is a short movie that tells you about a longer movie that will be shown later. It lets people know what the movie is about and makes them want to see it. Now, we can watch trailers on computers, phones, and DVDs, not just in the movie theater. Trailers are not new. The first time a trailer was shown was over a hundred years ago in 1913. It was for a musical. The man who made it, Nils Granlund, also made a trailer for a Charlie Chaplin movie in 1914. Trailers used to play at the end of a movie, but now they play before the movie starts. This is because in the past, people did not watch the trailers at the end. They left the theater. Now, trailers are a part of what we watch before the movie, along with cartoons and news. Trailers are also used for TV shows, video games, books, and concerts. They are a way to tell people about these things and get them excited.

Cinema of India
In India, people make movies that many people around the world like to watch. They tell stories in many languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and more. Big cities like Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad are where they make a lot of movies. Indian movies are famous because they make more movies every year than any other country. In 2021, movies in the Telugu language made the most money in India. In 2022, Indian movies made lots of money – 15,000 crore rupees! Hindi movies get most of the money in India, but Telugu and Tamil movies also get a lot. There are many movies in other Indian languages too. People from India who live in other countries like to watch these movies too. Indian movies are very special and many people enjoy them. Now, Telugu movies make the most money in India. A long time ago, movies started in India just like in other places. People in India saw movies for the first time in Mumbai a long time ago. Since then, they started making their own movies, and now many people watch them.