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'Taxi Driver' Cast Reuniting at Tribeca Film Festival to Celebrate Film's 40th Anniversary

"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"

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    Jodie Foster (l.) and Robert De Niro in "Taxi Driver."

    Forty years after its debut, the cast of the iconic film "Taxi Driver" is reuniting at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

    The psychological thriller will return to the big screen on April 21 when the festival celebrates the film's 40th anniversary at New York's Beacon Theatre. Following the screening, cast members Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd, along with writer Paul Schrader and director Martin Scorsese, will participate in a moderated talk about the movie, which was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for Robert De Niro.

    "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," said Scorsese in a statement. "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 special screening go on sale March 24th at the Beacon Theatre's website or by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008.

    "It’s a great honor for TFF to revisit 'Taxi Driver.' I’m very proud to have worked on this film with Marty, Jodie, Harvey [Keitel], Cybill, Paul, Michael [Phillips] and Julia [Phillips] as well as the extraordinary cast and crew. I remain equally proud today," festival co-founder Robert De Niro said in a statement. 

    "'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," added festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal. "It's a great honor to have the original cast at the Festival and to present this masterpiece to a new generation."

    The annual festival will take place April 13th to the 24th. Visit TribecaFilm.com/Festival for more information about TFF’s 2016 programs and the full line-up of films.