Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca to Host 'Taxi Driver' 40th Anniversary Screening

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca to Host 'Taxi Driver' 40th Anniversary Screening

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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. …

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