Fri, Nov 22, 8:00pm: Post-screening discussion via Skype with screenwriter Steven Zaillian. BUY TICKETS THE IRISHMAN is Steven Zaillian's second screenplay directed by Martin Scorsese. Zaillian won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for his screenplay SCHINDLER'S LIST and earned Oscar nominations for his screenplays for AWAKENINGS, GANGS OF NEW YORK, and MONEYBALL. He's also the director of three films, including SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
"This isn’t the last film Scorsese will make, or the last film anyone will make about the Mafia in its heyday, but it does arrive at a kind of resting place. Not an easy one, by any means, since what THE IRISHMAN looks back on is a legacy of violence and waste, of men too hard and mean to be mourned. A monument is a complicated thing. This one is big and solid — and also surprisingly, surpassingly delicate.” —A.O. Scott, Critic’s Pick, New York Times "A huge part of the power of this richly layered, temporally twisting film is its sheer duration. In many ways, it’s a movie about duration, about the subjective experience of passing through time and the tragedy of outlasting nearly everyone you love.” —Dana Stevens, Slate "With THE IRISHMAN, Scorsese proves he’s more alive than ever.” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire “…A a coldly enthralling, long-form knockout—a majestic Mob epic with ice in its veins. It’s the film that, I think, a lot us wanted to see from Scorsese: a stately, ominous, suck-in-your-breath summing up, not just a drama but a reckoning, a vision of the criminal underworld that’s rippling with echoes of the director’s previous Mob films, but that also takes us someplace bold and new.” —Owen Gleiberman, Variety "Some mornings you may wake up and think, The last thing I’m in the mood for are more stories about men doing manly things. And you may feel that way the morning of the day you see THE IRISHMAN—but don’t be surprised if you feel differently by day’s end…. THE IRISHMAN is so layered with detail, and shifts so gracefully through so many eras, that it’s hard to tease out a clearly defined plot. Even so, the movie is beautifully constructed—you willingly follow wherever it goes.” —Stephanie Zacharek, Time "This is Marty meditating on his legacy, and it’s an absolute joy to watch the man who made GOODFELLAS and CASINO take the genre he’s already mastered to its new heights…. THE IRISHMAN is a remarkable achievement that proves the best may have yet to come from one of the most essential American filmmakers to ever live.” —Brett Arnold, Consequence of Sound
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