Eleanor Coppola

Eleanor Coppola is an accomplished artist and filmmaker. In 2016, at the age of 80, Eleanor directed her first feature film, Paris Can Wait, and her second feature, Love is Love is Love, three stories that explore love, commitment, and loyalty between couples and friends, is out now in theaters and will be on available on VOD on December 14. While living in the Philippines during the making of her husband Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, she shot the documentary footage for the Emmy award-winning film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse. She has since made behind-the-scenes documentaries on seven films directed by her family. Eleanor’s drawings, photos, and conceptual art pieces have been exhibited in many galleries and museums. She created “Circle of Memory,” a large-scale straw-bale cairn, installed internationally, built to recall and commemorate children who are missing or have died. She has written two well-received books, Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now (1979) and Notes on a Life (2008). She designed costumes for ODC/Dance, a contemporary dance company based in San Francisco. She is also actively involved in the Coppola family wine companies.


Three Great Things: Eleanor Coppola

By Eleanor Coppola | November 19, 2021

Three Great Things: Eleanor Coppola

The writer-director, whose new film Love is Love is Love is in theaters, on nature, fearlessness and poetry.