Robert de Niro Sr.’s oil-on-canvas “Flowers in a Blue Vase,” 1966.
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Robert De Niro is best known as an Oscar-winning actor.De Niro said his father, who died in 1993 from prostate cancer, may never have resolved those issues.Founder of New York's TriBeCa Film Festival, itself a showcase for independent films, De Niro wanted to bring the documentary to Sundance to make sure the spotlight was fully on the works and memory of his father.The documentary explores De Niro Sr.'s career as well as his role as a loving father, with whom De Niro said he had a very close relationship. As De Niro's acting career took off, he felt his father was somewhat resentful that his own work had never been recognized by a wider audience.
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