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Tribeca To Celebrate Iconic Film Taxi Driver On Its 40th Anniversary

Director Martin Scorsese’s cult classic film Taxi Driver is turning 40 this year, and the cast and crew are gearing up to celebrate the day at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film will be screened on April 21, and subsequently, a staged interview will be held with Scorsese, De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd.

Starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver initially released on February 8, 1976 and was nominated for four Academy Awards that year, including for Best Picture and Best Actor for De Niro.

Scorsese told the New York Times, “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. It was made in a surge of energy… 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 (De Niro) 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.”