Robert DeNiro Honors His Late Father With HBO Doc
Brandon Caldwell | 1/21/2014, 6:09 p.m.
Robert De Niro has never been forthcoming about his personal life but in a brand new documentary for HBO, the acclaimed New York actor dives into his early childhood and family life including the works of his father, Robert De Niro Sr., the figurative painter who was championed by the likes of Peggy Guggenheim.
In Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro Sr., the film will cover the younger DeNiro's childhood as well as the journals the elder De Niro, who came of age in an era of post WWII that included Jackson Pollack & Lee Krasner that explain why De Niro's father left his mother after he realized he was gay.
"I did this for him," De Niro told the crowd at the Yarrow Theater during the Sundance Film Festival. "I wanted my younger kids -- who were born after he died -- to know what their grandfather did. I even kept his painting studio intact so they could see it."
The film, Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro Sr. is set to air in June on HBO.