Starz plays Coppola's 'Coda'


Eleanor Coppola's documentary "Coda: Thirty Years After," chronicling her husband Francis' journey directing his latest film "Youth Without Youth," is set to premiere Dec. 9 on Starz Cinema.

The film, Coppola's second docu based on her husband's work, also will be included in the new DVD release "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," being released today by Paramount Home Entertainment. That film documented Coppola's challenges when filming "Apocalypse Now."

In addition to production footage from "Youth" — Francis Ford Coppola's first film in 10 years — "Coda" also includes footage from his first short film "No Cigar," behind-the-scenes footage from 1969's "The Rain People" and 1974's "The Conversation" and family home movies.

Based on the novella by Mircea Eliade, "Youth Without Youth" stars Tim Roth as an elderly professor who, after being struck by lightning, miraculously returns to his youth with a new chance to continue his life's work and rediscover lost love. The film also stars Bruno Ganz and Alexandra Maria Lara.