Lick the Star is a 14 minute long black & white 16mm film. It was the first film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. Peter Bogdanovich appears in a cameo as the Principal. The director of photography was Lance Acord. Coppola’s own eye appears in one dream-like shot. The film’s themes also appear in Coppola’s later work, such as the feelings of isolation; in addition, the film begins with a car journey, just like her later films The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, and Somewhere.
Francis Ford Coppola and his daughter Sofia.