Martin Scorsese will join Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader for a post-screening conversation.
Tribeca Film Festival top brass have set the anniversary screening of Taxi Driver for April 21.
The 1976 drama earned four Oscar nominations including best picture and best actor for Robert De Niro.
“Taxi Driver is one of the most brilliantly disturbing movies ever made, and why I chose to go into film,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises.
“It’s had an indelible impact on pop culture, and its performances rank among the most memorable in cinema. It’s a great honour to have the original cast at the festival and to present this masterpiece to a new generation.”
“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,” said Scorsese. “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 honoured to take part in the celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.”
“It’s a great honour for TFF to revisit Taxi Driver,” said De Niro, the festival co-founder. “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.”