Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s long-gestating and self-financed passion project “Megalopolis” held its first screening this morning in Los Angeles at Universal CityWalk IMAX Theater.

According to Deadline, actors and filmmakers like Angelica Huston, Nicolas Cage, Andy Garcia, Spike Jonze, Al Pacino, Jon Favreau, Colleen Camp, Roger Corman, Darren Aronofsky, Cailee Spaeny and cast members Shia LaBeouf and Talia Shire were amongst those in attendance at the cinema today.

Clocking in at 133 minutes (without credits), the story begins with the destruction of a New York City-like metropolis after an accident brings clashing visions of the future.

On one side is ambitious architectural idealist Cesar (Adam Driver) who wants to embrace the future and build a utopia with renewable materials. On the other is city Mayor Frank Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito) who wants a more conventional business-as-usual rebuild strategy.

Caught in between is the mayor’s socialite daughter Julia (Nathalie Emmanuel), a restless young woman looking for deeper meaning in her life.

Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, Chloe Fineman, Kathryn Hunter, Dustin Hoffman, D.B., Sweeney, Jason Schwartzman, Baily Ives, Grace Vanderwaal and James Remar also star in the film.

Coppola will now find a distribution partner to bring the film to a wide theatrical audience and reportedly won’t make a final decision about where to premiere the film until said partner and a release rollout plan is locked.

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