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‘Goodfellas’ 25th Anniversary Reunion to Close 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

'Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Reunion to Close 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will close out its 14th edition on Saturday, April 25 with a special “Goodfellas” 25th anniversary event honoring Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed 1990 crime-drama, starring Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco. Not only will the film be screened with a remastered print from a 4k scan of the original camera negative (a process supervised by Scorsese himself), but the cast and crew will also reunite for a post-screening conversation hosted by Jon Stewart.

“While TFF’s mission is centered around new stories and voices, we also seek to honor the creators and films that have shaped the cultural landscape,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “‘GoodFellas’ is one of those pictures with an honest and stylized portrayal of the gangster lifestyle that has inspired a generation of filmmakers and television directors across genres.”

Added Scorsese, “I’m so excited to learn that this picture, now 25 years old, will be closing this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Excited and moved. It was an adventure to get it on screen—we wanted to make a movie that was true to Nick Pileggi’s book and to the life of Henry Hill and his friends, which means that we broke some rules and took some risks.”

Following the rise and fall of a trio of gangsters over 30 years, “Goodfellas” is a violent and electrifying tale of living and dying. The film earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, and was named 1990’s Best Film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. In 2000, it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.

Tickets will be available to American Express Card Members on March 23 and to the public on March 28. Click here for more ticketing information. The 14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 15-26, 2015.

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