Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster set for Taxi Driver reunion

Robert De Niro - TCL Chinese Theatre Jan 2013

Taxi Driver will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the upcoming Tribeca film festival with a special screening.

Director Martin Scorsese, writer Paul Schrader, as well as stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd are set to attend the event on 21 April, and take part in an onstage conversation following the film.

Released in 1976, Taxi Driver – best known as the film in which De Niro utters the immortal “You talking to me?” line – received four Academy Awards nominations, including best picture and best actor, and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival. It’s since been dubbed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best films of all time.

“Taxi Driver is one of the most brilliantly disturbing movies ever made, and why I chose to go into film. It’s had an indelible impact on pop culture, and its performances rank among the most memorable in cinema,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder, Tribeca film festival, in a statement.

De Niro, a co-founder of the festival, meanwhile said it’s “great honor” to revisit the film at his event. “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.”

This marks Scorsese’s third film to get the anniversary treatment from Tribeca, following King of Comedy in 2013 and Goodfellas last year.

Powered by article was written by Nigel M Smith, for on Friday 18th March 2016 16.47 Europe/London

  • The 15th edition of the Tribeca film festival will take place from 13-24 April in New York City. © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010