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Dir. Martin Scorsese. 1976. 113mins. Mean Streets put him on the map, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore made him a Hollywood player, but this was the movie that announced Marty as one of the new great American filmmakers. Truthfully, it's a collaborative triumph, with Scorsese breathing seedy life into screenwriter Paul Schrader's contaminated NYC, while Bernard Herrmann jazzes up the joint and Robert De Niro transforms sick, sad Travis Bickle into a recognizably human monster. It shows as part of "The Future is 4K," a series of films projected in the high-resolution digital format.