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Taxi Driver - Live Screening in Concert

When: Friday June 1st, 7:30pm
Venue: National Concert Hall

IFTA has teamed up with the National Concert Hall to offer members a chance to see a screening of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver with Bernard Herrmann’s score performed live by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Robert Ziegler.

Very few artists make a contribution to their form as uniquely significant as the one Martin Scorsese has made to cinema.

Set against a lurid cinematic vision of New York, DeNiro’s Travis Bickle is the taxi driver who becomes lost, isolated and alienated as he struggles to connect with the city he can’t understand. Bernard Herrmann’s score brings together old and new Hollywood, with brooding, shifting chords, an ominous drum beat, a soaring saxophone melody. Herrmann’s glorious last film score, delivered the night before he died, provides an eloquent, nightmarish texture to Scorsese’s hellish portrait of 70s Manhattan.

Suitable for persons aged 18 or older.

Duration 113 minutes
Please note: this will be performed without interval

Score reproduced by kind permission of the Bernard Herrmann Estate

Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in association with Sony Pictures, Park Circus, Southbank Centre and the British Film Institute.