Tribeca Film Institute and Charitybuzz are bringing screen legends Robert De Niro and Al Pacino back together for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The highest bidder and their lucky guest will join the actors for a private lunch, courtesy of De Niro in New York City. The proceeds will benefit the Tribeca Film Institute, which provides funding and resources to diverse groups of exceptional filmmakers and media artists, empowering these storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. The auction will launch on Thursday, March 22 at 9 AM EST, and the bidding will close on Thursday, April 5 at 3 PM EST.
Arguably two of the most talented actors of their generation, De Niro and Pacino are responsible for countless classics of American cinema including The Godfather films, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Goodfellas, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface, and Scent of a Woman. They have three Academy Awards between them and have been nominated twelve times.
Besides The Godfather: Part II, they have appeared in two other films together – Righteous Kill and the cult classic, Heat. They have recently wrapped production on their latest collaboration, The Irishman with Pacino playing Jimmy Hoffa and De Niro playing his reputed assassin, Frank Sheeran. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese, co-stars Joe Pesci, and is due to be released next year.
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About Tribeca Film Institute
Tribeca Film Institute champions storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. Each year, we identify a diverse group of exceptional filmmakers and media artists then empower them with funding and resources to fully realize their stories and connect with audiences. Our education programs empower students through hands-on training and exposure to socially relevant films, offering young people the media skills necessary to be creative and productive global citizens. We are a year-round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001.
For more information about Tribeca Film Institute, please visit http://www.tfiny.org