Andrew Garfield

Martin Scorsese's 'Silence,' his personal quest and an awards hope, has its major Hollywood unveiling

Martin Scorsese's 'Silence,' his personal quest and an awards hope, has its major Hollywood unveiling

Martin Scorsese has been waiting nearly 30 years to bring “Silence” into the world, and tastemakers have anticipated watching it for seemingly as long.

On Sunday, both got their wish, as the late December awards release finally had its first official screening, at a packed affair in Westwood in support of the director’s the Film Foundation.

Scorsese, his team and the principal cast all turned out for the event. “You’re clapping and you haven’t even seen the movie yet,” the director quipped before the screening.

Based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel, “Silence” examines a pair of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries...

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