“The Godfather”

Dec. 6

“The Godfather”
“The Godfather”

OK everybody, so here’s a thing: I am mildly internet famous because of a viral tweet about “The Godfather.” Back in 2016, I was very stoned and watching the 1972 Rembrandt-y mafia epic and noticed that a dissolve between two scenes makes it look like Marlon Brando has a tree for a mustache. “my fave part of ‘the godfather’ is when his mustache turns into a tree,” I tweeted along with a screencap. It blew up for reasons I still don’t understand: Currently it has around 3400 retweets and 8500 likes and that’s just on my account—it has been swiped or screencapped and spread on Tumblr and Instagram. It’s not that funny. The piece I wrote about said virality, which doubled as a review of a weed strain called AK-47 and which ran in the Baltimore City Paper and the Orlando Weekly, did also talk up Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece. “I also appreciate how ‘The Godfather’: challenges dedication to family (over country, even) but also finds solace in domesticity . . . [and] hints that it is Michael’s time in World War II that prepares him for the role of cruel mafia boss,” I wrote. “[‘The Godfather’] is essentially, a tragic investigation of the immigrant experience and what immigrants give up to come here—very important as we continue enduring Donald Trump’s ethnonationalist hollering.” 8 p.m., The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, (410) 323-4424, thesenatortheatre.com, $10.

Brandon Soderberg

Brandon Soderberg is Director Of Operations and cofounder of Baltimore Beat. He is the coauthor of the book I Got a Monster. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Baltimore...

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