Scorsese / De Niro Season - Picturehouse Spotlight

Scorsese / De Niro Season

Vintage Sundays, our weekly showcase of classic films, returns with the power of a Jake La Motta right hook thanks…

Vintage Sundays, our weekly showcase of classic films, returns with the power of a Jake La Motta right hook thanks to a knockout lineup of cherished films from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese and screen icon Robert De Niro.

We screen six treasures from the pair’s astounding body of work, forming a season brimful of unforgettable scenes and characters.

Explore the season by selecting a title below, or scroll to the bottom of the page and select your local Picturehouse Cinema.

Sunday 5 March

Goodfellas (15)


Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco. USA 1990. 146 mins.

What do you mean funny? Goodfellas (1990) returns to our screens thanks to a new restoration from the BFI – the wisecracking, violent, rags-to-riches gangster masterpiece flows through the bloodstream of any impassioned movie-goer.

Sunday 12 March

Raging Bull (18)


Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. USA 1980. 129 mins.

Scorsese’s extraordinary, compelling examination of the career of prizefighter Jake La Motta – and the destructive urges of the masculine psyche – progressing from his strutting days as unbeaten champion boxer in the 1940s to his pathetic degeneration into a fat slob in the late ’50s.

Sunday 19 March

The King Of Comedy (PG)


Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard. USA 1982. 109 mins.

New Yorker Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) is so desperate to get a break on TV as a stand-up comedian that he starts stalking (and worse) a chat-show host (Lewis). With this darkly witty tale, Scorsese zoned in on an unhealthy obsession with celebrity and the potential pitfalls of mistaking television (or film) for real life.

Sunday 26 March

Cape Fear (18)


Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis. USA 1991. 128 mins.

Scorsese’s retelling of the 1962 chiller reworks the key characters and their relationships, giving De Niro’s psychotic ex-con Max Cady a motivation to pursue lawyer Sam Bowden (Nolte).

Sunday 2 April

Taxi Driver (18)


Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel. USA 1976. 114 mins.

Taxi Driver grips like a vice. Nursing various resentments, probably fuelled by a fear of social and sexual failure, Travis Bickle’s (De Niro) attention turns to Iris (Foster), a 14-year-old prostitute, and he makes it his mission to save her.

Sunday 9 April

Casino (18)


Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, James Woods. USA 1995. 171 mins.

Scorsese works again with Nicholas Pileggi, writer of GoodFellas, to create an epic, glossily stylised look at the Mafia’s involvement in Las Vegas in the ’70s and ’80s.

Find your cinema…

Clapham Picturehouse

Crouch End Picturehouse

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

Greenwich Picturehouse

Hackney Picturehouse

Picturehouse Central, London’s West End

Stratford Picturehouse, London

Little Theatre Cinema, Bath

Picturehouse at National Media Museum, Bradford

Duke of York’s, Brighton

Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Cameo, Edinburgh

Exeter Picturehouse

Cinema City, Norwich

Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool

Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford

Harbour Lights, Southampton

City Screen, York

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