The gang is getting back together. For the closing ceremonies of the 14th Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, Jon Stewart will moderate director Martin Scorsese and the cast as they view a remastered, 4K (ultra high definition) edition of Goodfellas, followed by a discussion. Tickets for the event will be available to the public on March 28 via tribecafilm.com.
Goodfellas was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture and best director, and it netted Joe Pesci an Academy Award for best supporting actor. The film is one of the — if not the — best gangster films of all-time, joining classics like Scarface (the original) and Public Enemy as American classics.
“GoodFellas is one of those pictures with an honest and stylized portrayal of the gangster lifestyle that has inspired a generation of filmmakers and television directors across genres,” Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, said in a press release announcing the event. “We are proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary at our closing night and introduce new audiences to one of Marty’s masterpieces.”
Added Scorsese: “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. 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.”
In case you can’t make it to New York on April 25, a 25th anniversary edition of the film will be released on May 5. It’ll include a new documentary on the film and interviews with the cast and crew.