‘You Talkin’ to Me?’ De Niro and Scorsese Are Reuniting for ‘Taxi Driver’ 40th Anniversary at Tribeca Film Fest
It’s happening! It’s really happening! Okay, so maybe you don’t get quite as excited as we do for anything Scorsese related, but we love the guy. He makes good movies. Even if we’re not exactly sold on how good HBO’s Vinyl actually is, we have an abiding love for his extensive work in film.
Favorite Scorsese movie of all-time? That’s a tough one. Top 5 in no particular order? Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Departed, Mean Streets, and Goodfellas. Who knows? It’s hard to pinpoint. We’re actually arguing about it right now.
Arguments aside, we’re pretty stoked for the Tribeca Film Festival. Why this year more than any other? We love a good anniversary get-together, especially when people have gotten weird over the years.
Rolling Stone reports that Scorsese, De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and even screenwriter Paul Schrader are all getting back together to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary at the Tribeca Film Festival running from April 13th to April 24th at Beacon Theater.
This will be the second year in a row that Scorsese’s had some kind of reunion at the Tribeca Film Festival (which, if you didn’t know, was co-founded by Robert De Niro).
Last year saw a reunion for the 25th anniversary of Goodfellas which featured a special screening and a panel led by Jon Stewart afterwards.
You wanna go? Yeah, so do we. Again, we love Scorsese, and we love weird reunions after several years of people’s careers going in different directions.
De Niro’s gone from Scorsese fixture to playing weird old-man roles in decidedly bad movies like The Intern.
“It’s a great honor for TFF to revisit Taxi Driver,” De Niro said in a statement. “I’m very proud to have worked on this film with Marty, Jodie, Harvey, Cybill, Paul, Michael and Julia [Phillips, producers] as well as the extraordinary cast and crew. I remain equally proud today.”
Scorsese hasn’t changed much. He’s still doin’ his gangster thing. Jodie Foster definitely got a little weird at the Golden Globes in 2013, but, in her defense, the Golden Globes are weird enough on their own, so she wasn’t exactly out of place.
Okay, so essentially coming out and making a plea for celebrity privacy isn’t exactly weird, but using the Golden Globes as that platform kind of is.
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Regardless: De Niro. Scorsese. Foster. Taxi Driver. Anniversary. All of that sounds amazing, right? Yeah, it does.
So, you should check it out. How? Well, you can buy tickets for the special screening at Beacon Theater. They go on sale March 24th at 10 a.m. right here.
In the meantime, go watch one of the greatest achievements in cinematic history. Taxi Driver is far and away one of the best movies made by Scorsese or anyone else. We’re stoked.