Friday 19 October 2018

'Taxi Driver' screenwriter honoured with Volta Award

Director and screenwriter Paul Schrader won the Volta Award. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Director and screenwriter Paul Schrader won the Volta Award. Picture: Brian McEvoy

The screenwriter of 'Taxi Driver', Paul Schrader, received the Volta Award for his contribution to film as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

Schrader has had a hugely successful career - he co-wrote classic 1980 film 'Raging Bull' and has directed acclaimed films including 'Blue Collar' and 'American Gigolo'.

Last night, he presented his latest film 'First Reformed'.

Previous winners of the Volta Award include Al Pacino, Julie Andrews, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Angela Lansbury.

The Volta Award is named after Ireland's first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre, on Mary Street in Dublin.

It was opened in December 1909 by novelist James Joyce.

Irish Independent

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