Tribeca to close with 'King of Comedy' restoration

Tribeca Film Festival to close with restoration of Scorsese's 'The King of Comedy'

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Tribeca to close with 'King of Comedy' restoration
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This photo provided by 20th Century Fox, shows Jerry Lewis, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from the movie "The King of Comedy." The Tribeca Film Festival will close with a 30th anniversary restoration of Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy.” This year’s festival will thus bow out on April 27 with a classic from one of its founders: Robert De Niro. In the 1983 dark comedy, he stars as the aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin, whose obsessive celebrity hounding leads to kidnapping. Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said it had always been a goal of Scorsese’s to use the festival to showcase restored and rediscovered films. The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival opens April 17.(AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Tribeca Film Festival will close with a 30th anniversary restoration of Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy."

This year's festival will bow out on April 27 with a classic from one of its founders: Robert De Niro. In the 1983 dark comedy, he stars as the aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin, whose obsessive celebrity hounding leads to kidnapping.

Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said it had always been a goal of Scorsese's to use the festival, with which he's closely associated, to showcase restored and rediscovered films.

The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival opens April 17.

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