Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver will screen at Tribeca
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival is actually talking to everyone.
Festival organizers announced Friday that the New York-set fest will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver with a screening and reunion of the film’s cast and crew.
Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader participate in a conversation with Kent Jones after the Taxi Driver screening on April 21.
“It’s odd to think that four decades have passed since we shot Taxi Driver on the streets of a very different New York City,” Scorsese said in a statement. “It was made in a surge of energy, starting with Paul’s one-of-a-kind script, and I was working with an extraordinary group of artistic collaborators as anyone could ever hope for — Jodie, who was 13 years old at the time, and Bob gave the picture something precious, dangerous, and altogether remarkable. I’m honored to take part in the celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.”
This is the third Scorsese film to get the anniversary treatment from Tribeca, following King of Comedy in 2013 and Goodfellas last year.
“It’s a great honor for TFF to revisit Taxi Driver. I’m very proud to have worked on this film with Marty, Jodie, Harvey, Cybill, Paul, Michael and Julia as well as the extraordinary cast and crew. I remain equally proud today,” De Niro, the Tribeca co-founder, said in a statement.
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will kick off with a documentary on the Met Gala, and include new films starring Tom Hanks, Katie Holmes, Kevin Spacey, Viola Davis, and more. The festival has also expanded its television offerings for 2016, and will host special events featuring The Good Wife and Broad City among other programs.