Martin Scorsese discuses The Irishman

Director Martin Scorsese discusses The Irishman

October 27, 2019 DGA Q&As in Los Angeles and New York

An aging underworld assassin recalls his involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa in Director Martin Scorsese’s epic gangster drama, The Irishman.

Scorsese’s film tells the story Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a WWII veteran and former mob hitman. Now in retirement, Sheeran reflects on the moments that defined his career as a figure in organized crime, especially his role in the 1975 disappearance and murder of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

Following the DGA membership screening in New York on October 6, Scorsese sat down with Director Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) to discuss the making of The Irishman. Scorsese also discussed the film in a conversation moderated by Director Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on October 27.

In addition to The Irishman, Scorsese’s credits include the DGA Award-nominated features Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street; the DGA Award-nominated documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World; the DGA Award-winning pilot episode of the dramatic series Boardwalk Empire; and the DGA and Academy Award-winning feature The Departed.

A DGA member since 1971, in 1999, Mr. Scorsese was presented with the Filmmaker Award at the inaugural DGA Honors Gala; and he was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film in 2003.

You can listen to Scorsese's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.


Event photos by Marcie Revens (New York) and Trixie Textor (Los Angeles) - Print courtesy of Netflix

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