The highly-anticipated new film by iconic director Martin Scorsese kicked off the New York Film Festival at the Lincoln Center on Friday, reuniting screen legends and introducing new stars alike. Actors including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Bobby Cannavale walked the red carpet to celebrate the premiere.
Brooklyn native Danny A. Abeckaser seems to have taken the film industry by storm. A writer, director, producer, and actor, Abeckaser’s diverse work consistently shares a deeper side of both New York and the star himself. From Holy Rollers to The Irishman–which premiered last night at the New York Film Festival–Abeckaser opens up about his background in nightlife, his two upcoming films Mob Town and Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story, and what it feels like to improvise for Martin Scorsese.
As the 57th New York Film Festival approaches, we run down the premieres and events that we are most excited for, and their Oscar prospects.
Robert De Niro. Joe Pesci. Al Pachino. Martin Scorsese. Maybe Harvey Keitel.