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Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster Will Celebrate ‘Taxi Driver’ Anniversary at Tribeca

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster Will Celebrate 'Taxi Driver' Anniversary at Tribeca

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will play host to a star-studded fortieth anniversary screening and discussion of Martin Scorsese’s seminal classic “Taxi Driver.” Scorsese will be on hand, along with stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader to celebrate the film on April 21 at the Beacon Theatre. The film (screened as a digitally restored and remastered 4K from the original negative) will be immediately followed by a special conversation with the group, moderated by Kent Jones.

“‘Taxi Driver’ is one of the most brilliantly disturbing movies ever made, and why I chose to go into film. It’s had an indelible impact on pop culture, and its performances rank among the most memorable in cinema,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, and Executive Chair of Tribeca Enterprises. “It’s a great honor to have the original cast at the Festival and to present this masterpiece to a new generation.”

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De Niro, who is also a Tribeca Film Festival co-founder, shared, “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.”

Scorsese added, “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. 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.”

Tickets for the event will be available beginning March 24 at 10 a.m. EST by visiting beacontheatre.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008.

Advance selection ticket packages are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling (646) 502-5296 or toll free at (866) 941-FEST (3378).

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 13-24.

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