[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”27242″ img_size=”680×383″ alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”27241″ img_size=”680×383″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The New York Film Festival has a treat opening up its annual event. For its opening night on September 27th at Alice Tully Hall, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman will make its premiere. This is the first time that Scorsese will open the NYFF. The Irishman is a Netflix original, but it’s clear that they want to show audiences beforehand and they’re not alone. Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, Noah Baumbacj’s Marriage Story, David Michod’s The King, Eddie Murphy’s Dolemite is My Name, and Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes have filled the upcoming Toronto and Venice festivals. All Netflix movies.
The Irishman will reunite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci together, the first time since their involvement in Casino 24 years ago. The Irishman is about Frank Sheeran, who admits that he has killed 25 men for the mob. This includes his friend, the Teamsters boss Jimmy Hodda. Pesci plays the Pennsylvania mob boss Russel Bufalino. Al Pacino plays Hoffa, and De Niro plays Sheeran. Three huge names all in one.
The Irishman will hit Netflix later this fall.
New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones, said:
“The Irishman is so many things: rich, funny, troubling, entertaining and, like all great movies, absolutely singular,” said New York Film Festival director and selection committee chair Kent Jones. “It’s the work of masters, made with a command of the art of cinema that I’ve seen very rarely in my lifetime, and it plays out at a level of subtlety and human intimacy that truly stunned me. All I can say is that the minute it was over my immediate reaction was that I wanted to watch it all over again.”
Scorsese also spoke:
“It’s an incredible honor that The Irishman has been selected as the Opening Night of the New York Film Festival. I greatly admire the bold and visionary selections that the festival presents to audiences year after year. The festival is critical to bringing awareness to cinema from around the world. I am grateful to have the opportunity to premiere my new picture in New York alongside my wonderful cast and crew.”
Are you excited to see The Irishman?
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