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Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster to reunite for Taxi Driver screening

Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year
Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year

Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Jodie Foster are set to reunite for a 40th anniversary showing of the iconic 1976 movie Taxi Driver at the 2016 Tribeca Film festival.

Cybill Shepherd and writer Paul Schrader will also attend the event on April 21, which will include a Q&A session after the movie is shown.

The film was directed by Scorsese and starred De Niro as depressed Manhattan taxi driver Travis Bickle and Foster as teenage prostitute Iris.

It is considered many as Scorsese’s best work and was nominated for four Oscar nominations, as well as taking the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes the year it was released.

Scorsese said he was “honored” to be asked to take part, and told Tribeca: “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, 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.”

Tickets for the screening and discussion session go on sale at on March 24 at 10am EST on the Beacon Theatre website, where the event will be held.

Julian Cheatle

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