Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman To Open NYFF 57

Film at Lincoln Center has announced that Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated new film The Irishman will open the 57th New York Film Festival. It will make its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, September 27th with a theatrical release in select theaters and on Netflix later in the year.

We’re excited to see how the rest of the New York Film Festival slate rounds out, with this most certainly being an excellent start. The Irishman is one of our most anticipated films of the year (being that it’s a new Scorsese film) and sure to be a force to be reckoned with come awards season. This will see Scorsese reunite with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in a crime drama for the first time since Casino 24 years ago.

The Irishman Still 2 - bar meeting

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding this year’s NYFF and find the synopsis of The Irishman posted below.

The Irishman is a richly textured epic of American crime, a dense, complex story told with astonishing fluidity. Based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book “I Heard You Paint Houses,” it is a film about friendship and loyalty between men who commit unspeakable acts and turn on a dime against each other, and the possibility of redemption in a world where it seems as distant as the moon. The roster of talent behind and in front of the camera is astonishing, and at the core of The Irishman are four great artists collectively hitting a new peak: Joe Pesci as Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino, Al Pacino as Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, and Robert De Niro as their right-hand man, Frank Sheeran, each working in the closest harmony imaginable with the film’s incomparable creator, Martin Scorsese.

Grab your NYFF57 tickets right here before they sell out!

UPDATE (7/31/19): Netflix dropped the first teaser for The Irishman, which showcases the subtle de-aging techniques that have already been talked up. Take a look and let us know what you think!