The Tribeca Film Festival announced that a remastered GoodFellas — the classic gangster film from Martin Scorsese — will be shown to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary closing night after which key cast members will reunite in a conversation hosted by Jon Stewart. The event, which will be held at the Beacon Theater on April 25th, closes the festival.
Scorsese remastered his film, based on the true-crime bestseller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, from a 4k scan of the original camera negative.
The gritty gangster film starred Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino. “I was so excited to learn that this picture, now 25 years old, would be closing this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Excited and moved,” said Scorsese. “It was an adventure to get it on screen—we wanted to make a movie that was true to Nick Pileggi’s book and to the life of Henry Hill and his friends, which means that we broke some rules and took some risks. So it’s heartening to know that GoodFellas has come to mean so much to so many people. It’s wonderful to see one of your pictures revived and re-seen, but to see it closing Tribeca, a festival of new movies, means the world to me.”
GoodFellas, which follows the rise and fall of a family of gangsters over 30 years, earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990s Best Film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. In 2000, GoodFellas was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.
On May 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release GoodFellas 25th Anniversary on Blu-ray and Digital HD which will include a new documentary, Scorsese’s GoodFellas featuring interviews with Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.
The Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 15-26. The event will take place at the Beacon Theater.