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Tribeca Film Festival will close with restored 'The King of Comedy'

The Tribeca Film Festival has a closer — and it’s a laffer: TFF will wrap up on April 27 with a screening of Martin Scorsese’ 1983 The King of Comedy, which will be restored and re-screened in honor of the film’s thirtieth anniversary.

The film is being restored digitally  from Sony Colorworks’ original camera negatives and festival organizers credit Scorsese with the focus on reviving, restoring, and re-screening old films.

In case you’ve forgotten, The King of Comedy is a pattering, blacker-than-blue satire starring Robert DeNiro as a wannabe comedian and Jerry Lewis as the late-night star he idolizes and kidnaps. Sandra Bernhard co-stars, in her debut, as a woman so crazy she’s first seen trying to smack Lewis’ face with hers.


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