The Tribeca Film Festival will close out its 2015 fest on April 25th with a special 25th anniversary screening of the mob classic Goodfellas at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Director Martin Scorsese and the film’s creators and cast – including Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro – will reunite for a post-screening conversation hosted by Jon Stewart. “I was most proud of this film 25 years ago, and equally proud of it now. I’m very happy that it is our closing night film,” De Niro said in a statement.
“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,” Scorsese added. “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. 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.”
The screening will feature a new print of the Academy Award-nominated film “remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative, supervised by Scorsese.” Tickets for the Goodfellas screening will go on sale for American Express cardholders on March 23rd at Tribecafilm.com. A general public on-sale will follow on March 28th.
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will also boast appearances by Courtney Love – who will discuss her late husband Kurt Cobain with director Brett Morgen following a Montage of Heck screening – and George Lucas, who will take a retrospective look at his career in a conversation with Stephen Colbert.