Friday, June 21, 2024

De Niro Con Tix at Tribeca Fest Top Passes Still Available for Extravaganza, Only “Godfather II” and “Jackie Brown” Showings Sold Out


I know Robert De Niro is in the news today regarding the Trump trial. But let’s put that aside.

In three weeks, the Tribeca Festival is offering De Niro Con, a big tribute mini festival over a couple of days featuring screenings, talks, and Q&As with lots of stars, and lots of look backs at Robert De Niro’s career.

Some of the showings are already sold out — like “The Godfather II” and “Jackie Brown.” The latter event features a Q&A with De Niro and Quentin Tarantino.

But screenings for everything else are still very available. I’m surprised. For example: A showing of “Analyze This” with Billy Crystal and De Niro on stage afterwards has a lot of tickets for sale.

So does a screening of “Mean Streets” at the Beacon Theater with De Niro and Martin Scorsese on stage afterward in a discussion moderated by Nas. (I don’t get that, but it sounds cool.)

There are screenings of “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “Raging Bull,” too. Chazz Palminteri is showing the film version of his “A Bronx Tale, as well.

Are the prices too high? Most individual tickets range from $45 to $60.

What’s really available are passes for the whole De Niro Con event. They range from $3500 for “The Godfather” pass, to $500 for the “Goodfella” pass, and $150 for “The Johnny Boy Pass.” There seem to be plenty to buy at all levels. You get a lot for the first two, including be able to rub shoulders with the stars at cocktail parties.

The tickets are a donation to the Tribeca (Formerly Film) Festival, which De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff started after September 11, 2001. It’s hard to imagine New York now without the Tribeca Fest, which sprawls out all over the city. De Niro is a unique offering, that’s for sure. Count me in!

The fun begins June 14th. See

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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