Everyone might be mad for Marty Scorsese right now, but film fans will also love this fresh take on Francis Ford Coppola. American Zoetrope is the production company Coppola founded in San Francisco years before he achieved gargantuan success. Through Zoetrope’s experimental, communal utopia, Coppola attempted to reimagine the entire pursuit of moviemaking. Now, more than 50 years later, despite myriad setbacks, the visionary filmmaker’s dream persists, most notably in the production of his decades-in-the-making film Megalopolis which might be the culmination of his utopian ideals. With total and unprecedented access to Coppola’s archives, and by conducting hundreds of interviews with the filmmaker and those close to him, Sam Wasson weaves together an extraordinary portrait of a charming, brilliant man given to seeing life and art in terms of family and community, but also plagued by restlessness, recklessness and a desire to operate perpetually at the extremes.