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Well, here we are 40 years later and in a weird way Travis Bickle’s vision for New York City has come true. Midtown is all cleaned up now, and while “the rain” did wash away the scum, the pimps, the filth, the dogs, I can’t quite see Travis lining up for discount Phantom tickets and shopping at M&M’s World. I think I know how he would handle Elmo.

If you have never seen “Taxi Driver” on the big screen, here is your chance to fully immerse yourself in the chill-making cinematography and that iconic Bernard Herrmann score. Fathom Events is running this Martin Scorsese classic on two days: Sunday and Wednesday.

Robert DeNiro’s Travis Bickle has become one of the most quoted antiheroes in cinema history. This character was not, as they say, on the page, and DeNiro certainly deserved his Oscar nomination (he lost to Peter Finch in “Network”). Reviewed in the New York Times.

Travis Bickle—the collaboration of writer, director, and actor—remains fascinating throughout, probably because he is more than a character who is certifiably insane. He is a projection of all our nightmares of urban alienation, refined in a performance that is effective as much for what Mr. De Niro does as for how he does it. Acting of this sort is rare in films. It is a display of talent, which one gets in the theater, as well as a demonstration of behavior, which is what movies usually offer.

Not rated. Running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes. Tickets here.

Additional feature: A special look at the 40th anniversary Q&A recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival featuring Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and more.

2pm & 7pm, Sunday & Wednesday, October 16 & 19, Providence Place Cinema

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