Remastered version of the gangster classic will close this year’s festival on April 25.
Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has announced that a remastered 25th Anniversary edition of GoodFellas will close this year’s festival on April 25.
To mark the anniversary, the film’s creators and cast members will reunite for a post-screening conversation with Jon Stewart, where they will discuss the 1990 Academy Award-nominated gangster classic.
Jane Rosenthal, TFF co-founder, commented: “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. GoodFellas is one of those pictures with an honest and stylised portrayal of the gangster lifestyle that has inspired a generation of filmmakers and television directors across genres.”
Supervised by Martin Scorsese, the film was remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative.
“I was so excited to learn that this picture, now 25 years old, would 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,” added Scorsese.
He continued: “So it’s heartening to know that GoodFellas has come to mean so much to so many people. It’s wonderful to see one of your pictures revived and re-seen, but to see it closing Tribeca, a festival of new movies, means the world to me.”
GoodFellas was based on the true-crime bestseller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. The closing night event will be co-sponsored by Infor and Roberto Coin.
The 25th Anniversary edition will be released by Warner Bros on Blu-ray and Digital HD on May 5, including a new documentary, Scorsese’s GoodFellas, featuring interviews with Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta, among others.