INCLUDES 'HI, MOM!' & 'UNTOUCHABLES', FILMS BY SCORSESE/LEONE/MANN/CIMINO/BREST
A lean and mean weeklong series of films starring Robert De Niro begins tomorrow at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. Titled "NO BULLS**T: Starring Robert De Niro", the series, which runs April 12-19, "is all killer and no filler DeNiro," writes The Interro Bang's Earl Douglas, "showing why he is one of the most decorated and beloved actors of our time." Two Brian De Palma films are included: Hi, Mom! (April 13 and 15) and The Untouchables (April 13 and 16). The bulk of the series is made up of De Niro's collaborations with Martin Scorsese. Here's the rundown from Douglas:
On May 8th, Robert DeNiro will be honored at The Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s 44th Annual Chaplin Award Gala. As a primer to this vital fundraiser, The Film Society will host a one week retrospective featuring his best performances. It will include his seminal work with director Martin Scorsese (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The King Of Comedy, Goodfellas, Casino, Cape Fear), Michael Mann (Heat), Brian DePalma (Hi Mom!, The Untouchables), and the late Sergio Leone (Once Upon A Time In America). Seeing any of these films are essential, but the real treat in the series is DePalma’s black comedy, ‘Hi Mom’, which featured DeNiro in one of his earliest starring roles; and Once Upon A Time In America, Leone’s 1984 epic which has been restored to its original 3 hour-plus cut.
The other two films in the series are Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, and Martin Brest's Midnight Run.