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  • Thu, Aug 15

Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 114 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1976

Starring: Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Peter Boyle, Robert De Niro

Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish

The 1970s: Pushing the Boundaries

A Film Center retrospective on the most groundbreaking films to come out of the 1970s.

About the film:

Paul Schrader’s gritty screenplay depicts the ever-deepening alienation of Vietnam Veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro in a tour-de-force performance), a psychotic cab driver who obsessively cruises the mean streets of Manhattan, ultimately driven to violence in an attempt to rescue a teenage prostitute.

“Taxi Driver stands alone. It is original, harrowing, instant American mythology.”

—John Huddy, Miami Herald

Taxi Driver (1976) received numerous accolades after its release, including the Palme d’Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival and four nominations at the 49th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (for De Niro), and Best Supporting Actress (for Foster). It marked the final film score for legendary composer Bernard Herrmann, to whom the film is dedicated. Regularly considered one of the greatest films ever made, this must-see movie was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1995.

About the filmmaker:

Martin Scorsese is an influential and award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades and honors, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1997, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2007, and the BAFTA Fellowship in 2012. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”—Mean Streets (1973), his Palme d’Or winner Taxi Driver (1976), concert documentary The Last Waltz (1978), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990). An advocate for film preservation and restoration, Scorsese founded three nonprofit organizations: the Film Foundation in 1990, the World Cinema Foundation in 2007, and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.

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