The screening will take place at the Beacon Theatre and will be followed by a conversation with Scorsese, De Niro, Foster cast member Cybill Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader. Kent Jones will moderate.
The 1976 film was nominated for four Academy Awards including best picture for Michael and Julia Phillips, best actor for De Niro and supporting actress for Foster. It won the Palme D’or at Cannes; Albert Brooks and Harvey Keitel also starred.
“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. “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 will be available beginning March 24.
“It’s a great honor for TFF to revisit Taxi Driver,” said De Niro. “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.”
De Niro is the festival co-founder. Sony Pictures digitally restored and re-mastered “Taxi Driver” to 4K from the original negative in 2011.