Martin Scorsese’s epic ‘The Irishman’ premieres in New York

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Robert De Niro stars in 'The Irishman,' opening in theaters soon. (Netflix)
JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster thriller in the mold of "GoodFellas" or "Casino," ''The Irishman" is a more reflective, less flashy rumination on morality, violence and American power. Through de-aging visual effects, the performances by De Niro, Pesci and Al Pacino span decades. "The Irishman" was screened for members of the press Friday morning ahead of its evening red carpet premiere as the opening night gala for the New York Film Festival. The film's debut has loomed like few other events on the
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