This is definitely one of those "God, you're old" moments. I mean, has it already been TWENTY-FIVE years since Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas? Let me go lie in my grave now then...
For those of you who aren't familiar with this classic gangster film, here's a little more info:
Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino, Goodfellas is an acclaimed 1990 Academy Award-nominated classic based on the true-crime bestseller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi
To honor the film's quarter century of existence, the Tribeca Film Festival (with likely a big push from Co-Founder De Niro) will close out on April 25 with a screening of the 1990 gangster film, followed by a Q&A and discussion with the film’s creators and cast members.
In a press release issued today from the festival, Scorsese expressed his excitement: “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. 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.”
And the anniversary celebrations won't end there. On May 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release GoodFellas 25th Anniversary on Blu-ray and Digital HD which will include the new documentary, “Scorsese’s GoodFellas,” featuring interviews with De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta and more.
Tickets for the 25th anniversary screening will be available to American Express Card Members on March 23 and to the public on March 28 via tribecafilm.com.