The Last Waltz

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Released 1978

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Director:
Martin Scorsese
Released:
1978
Rating:
PG
On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, The Band gave its farewell concert at Winterland in San Francisco. On hand to help say goodbye to this influential rock group were some of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 1960s and '70s. This film is not only a vibrant documentary of that historic evening, but also a commentary on the rock world at the time. Most of the picture is concert footage of The Band and their guest performers -- highlighted by interviews with members of the group, who eloquently articulate their personal involvement in thehistory of rock and roll.

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  • 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    There are few concert movies that were filmed were such abiding feeling and respect. It's of a potent vintage that goes down deceptively smoother with age.

  • 100

    Variety

    An outstanding rock documentary.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The music probably sounds fine on a CD. Certainly it is well-rehearsed. But the overall sense of the film is of good riddance to a bad time.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Star

Levon Helm

Levon Helm

Himself - Drums / Mandolin / Vocal

Dr. John

Dr. John

Star

Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson

Himself - The Band: Lead Guitar & Vocal

Garth Hudson

Garth Hudson

Himself - Organ / Accordion / Saxophone / Synthesizers

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Categories

Documentary, Drama

Themes

Historical