“‘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.”
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.”
The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 13-24.