HBO Documentary Films presents Remembering the Artist

Studio of Robert De Niro, Sr., New York   Photograph by Rudy Valdez

Studio of Robert De Niro, Sr., New York Photograph by Rudy Valdez

Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.

Film debuts Monday, June 9th at 9:00 pm on HBO

REMEMBERING THE ARTIST is a deeply moving portrait of the painter told by art experts, the artists who worked alongside him, by De Niro Sr. himself via found footage interviews, and most affectingly by his son, the actor Robert De Niro, Jr.  De Niro, Jr. reads from his father’s letters and journals and provides his own moving recollections of his father’s personal and professional struggles, as part of his own mission to honor and preserve his father’s legacy and artwork. Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale University School of Art, Irving Sandler, scholar and critic, art advisor, Megan Fox Kelly, and fellow artists Albert Kresch and Paul Resika explain how De Niro, Sr.'s professional career fell in and out of step with the American art scene--a scene that changed drastically throughout his lifetime.   

REMEMBERING THE ARTIST was directed by Perri Peltz and Geeta Gandbhir and produced by Perri Peltz.  Rudy Valdez served as director of photography and Geeta Gandbhir served as editor.  Music is by Phillip Glass.  Megan Fox Kelly served as Art Advisor.  

The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will air on HBO June 9th at 9 pm.

An exhibition of the artist's work will open at DC Moore Gallery, New York on Friday, June 6th and will run through July 11th.