By Mark Lukenbill | Indiewire March 28, 2013 at 1:57PM
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.