• Director

    Martin Scorsese

  • With

    Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster

  • USA 1976. 114min

  • Digital 4K

  • Certificate


Written by Paul Schrader (taking inspiration from Ford’s The Searchers), this account of a Vietnam veteran driving around the mean streets of New York, determined to clear them of what he sees as moral filth, is an incisive study of breakdown. De Niro’s performance is extraordinary, as is Scorsese’s vividly expressionist depiction of the city. Bernard Herrmann’s score amplifies the menace to fittingly unsettling effect.

The screening of Taxi Driver on Wednesday 3 July 17:50 will be introduced by Chantelle Lavel Boyea, BFI Assistant Curator of Television.