A New Restoration of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The King of Comedy’ Will Close Out Tribeca ’13

A New Restoration of Martin Scorsese's 'The King of Comedy' Will Close Out Tribeca '13

The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival is just a couple of weeks away, starting on April 17th and running until the 28th. While this year’s slate has already been revealed, Tribeca has just announced that Martin Scorsese’s 1983 classic “The King of Comedy” will close out the festival on Saturday, April 27th in a brand new digital 4K restoration from the original camera negatives.

The dark comedy, among Scorsese’s most noteworthy and well known collaborations with star (and Tribeca co-founder) Robert De Niro, the film follows standup comedian Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) and his obsessive attempts to land himself on the talk show of his idol, Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis).

“Twelve
years ago when we announced the first Festival, it was Marty’s idea for
us to feature Restored and Rediscovered films. This year we are proud
to close our 12th Festival with a restoration of his ‘The King of Comedy,'” said Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal. “’The King of Comedy’ was
so ahead of its time; it seems more relevant today than it was 30 years
ago. We are so grateful to Jim Gianopulos and Regency for helping to
restore such an iconic film and ensuring it remains a part of our
cultural heritage.”

Check out the full lineup here.

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Comments

Marie

Fantastic. The King of Comedy is very underrated. It is one of my personal favorites from Scorsese.
It is so ahead of its time and that's why it didn't get the love it deserved back then.

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