The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival begins its annual celebration of cinema Wednesday, which means co-founder Robert De Niro is out on the promo circuit. Monday night, De Niro joined Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show to discuss this year's Tribeca lineup and his role in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film The Irishman.
While at Studio 6B, De Niro also made time for a skit about the greatest gift mother nature has ever given us: dogs. I won't spoil such a short clip by laboriously writing out its contents, but just know the general concept is that De Niro has somehow never been introduced to dogs before. Also, note that the clip ends with De Niro calling Fallon a "fucking idiot."
Digging into this year's Tribeca offerings, De Niro assured Fallon that the festival will keep going as long as the city does. One film De Niro seems particularly stoked on is Liz Garbus' festival closer The Fourth Estate.
"That's about, basically, certain writers in the New York Times and about how they deal on a daily basis with stories," De Niro said. "Today, it's the administration, a lot of the stories, and how to get it right, especially with what the administration will call 'fake news' whenever they get a chance. So it's a necessary movie to see, it's one of four parts, and it's closing the festival which feels like the right thing."
De Niro's Irishman is out next year via Netflix. The rest of the stacked cast features Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, and Domenick Lombardozzi. There's not a chance in hell this movie will be anything less than great.