Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster and other key members of the 1976 film Taxi Driver will reunite April 21st at the Tribeca Film Festival for a 40th anniversary celebration of the neo-noir classic. Cybill Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader will also take part in the Beacon Theatre festivities, which includes a screening of the film as well as a cast and crew conversation about Taxi Driver moderated by Kent Jones.
"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," Scorsese said in a statement. "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."
Tickets for the 40th anniversary Taxi Driver screening go on sale beginning March 24th at 10 a.m. EST at the Beacon Theatre site. This year's Tribeca Film Festival, which was co-founded by De Niro, runs from April 13th to April 24th.
"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."
Sony Pictures recently digitally restored and re-mastered Taxi Driver to 4K from the original negative for a limited theatrical release and subsequent home entertainment release.
The Taxi Driver reunion marks the second straight year that the cast and crew of a powerhouse Scorsese/De Niro film have reunited at the Tribeca Film Festival: The 2015 fest celebrated the 25th anniversary of Goodfellas with a screening followed by a Jon Stewart-hosted panel.