Tribeca Film Festival to feature anniversary screenings of The Godfather & Reservoir Dogs

The Godfather cast and director Francis Ford Coppola are set to reunite to mark the film's 25th anniversary at this year's (17) Tribeca Film Festival.

New York’s 2017 Tribeca Film Festival will conclude with showings of The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and Reservoir Dogs.

The Godfather screenings will mark the 45th anniversary of the original film’s release back in 1972 and will be held at Radio City Music Hall on 29 April (17). Director Francis Ford Coppola will front a post-screening panel featuring stars Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro.

The first movie, based on the book of the same name by Mario Puzo, follows a mob family in 1940s New York who struggle to protect their empire from their rivals, and also starred the late acting legend Marlon Brando.

Meanwhile, a celebratory retrospective of Reservoir Dogs, featuring a screening and a conversation with director Quentin Tarantino and the cast of the cult film, will mark the 25th anniversary of the classic. Tarantino also starred in the flick alongside the likes of Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel.

A 15th anniversary screening of Bowling for Columbine, with an appearance by Michael Moore, is also scheduled, as is a 25th anniversary sing-along screening of Disney’s Aladdin.

The Tribeca Film Festival will open on 19 April (17) with the debut of the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which will be followed by performances by Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Also featuring in the festival’s line-up are the premieres of The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story, a documentary by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

The annual event will run until 30 April (17).

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