As possibly the final epic from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is almost certain to garner a flood of Oscar nominations. But because of the film’s distribution deal with Netflix, there was some question as to whether local audiences would be able to see the director’s three-and-a-half-hour crime bio pic on the big screen.
Now we have confirmation the film will screen in at least one local theater. A representative for Milwaukee Film has confirmed the film will tentatively open at the Oriental Theatre on Nov. 22.
Beyond that there’s a lot we don’t know — how long the film will run, when it will screen, whether other theaters will present it as well — but this is good news for local cinema buffs who were dreading the possibility that Milwaukee might miss out on the film.
You can watch a trailer for “The Irishman” below, and catch another big Netflix film, the “Breaking Bad” sequel “El Camino,” at the Oriental Theatre this weekend.