The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 masterpiece of societal paranoia in the guise of a techno-thriller, is back on the big screen in newly struck 35mm prints supervised by the director. Lonely, reticent wiretapping expert and devout Catholic Harry Caul (Gene Hackman, in one of his greatest performances) is hired to record a seemingly innocuous conversation in San Francisco's Union Square between two lovers (Frederick Forsythe and Cindy Williams). Upon re-hearing the tapes, however, Caul believes he may be putting the couple in danger if he turns the material over to his client (Robert Duvall). But what one hears can ultimately turn out to be quite different from what was actually recorded. Winner of the 1974 Palme d'Or at Cannes, and nominated for three Oscars including Best Picture (losing out to Coppola's own The Godfather: Part II), The Conversation features a cast of Coppola regulars, including John Cazale, Harrison Ford and Teri Garr. The minimalist piano score by David Shire is considered one of the great film scores of that era.