Lionsgate will theatrically release Francis Ford Coppola’s newly recut edition of his 1984 gangster film The Cotton Club. Rechristened The Cotton Club Encore, this 1930s period epic, which combines music and dance with mob violence, received mixed reviews when it first appeared but now needs to be reassessed. It’s jarringly different in style than Coppola’s Godfather movies, though no less handsome in its burnished, whiskey-dark stylings. This new iteration features more tap dancing, more singing and an ending that more closely resembles the director’s original vision. The powerhouse ensemble includes Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Gregory Hines, Lonette Mckee, Bob Hoskins, Laurence Fishburne, Nicholas Cage, and James Remar.

Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., Sawtelle; Fri., Oct. 11, various showtimes.;$9-$12. (310)


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