The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Friday, August 17 - Saturday, August 18, 2012

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Chosen by Joe S. (projection staff)

35mm print “The first of [Scorsese's] rock star apotheosis movies. The Band, led by Robbie Robertson, were a touring legend, and they provided much of the soundtrack to Scorsese’s own youth. This farewell show in 1976 was a sensational event, with guests including Bob Dylan, for whom they had once been backing musicians. Scorsese’s film is a lavish, dynamic act of fan-worship and his interviews with Robertson reveal a charismatic figure. Paired with nervy bassist Rick Danko, Robertson looks remarkably like Harvey Keitel’s Charlie opposite De Niro’s Johnny Boy in Mean Streets: a charming if complex authority figure with his troubled subordinate. A heady time capsule.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

In loving memory of Levon Helm (1940-2012)

PG, 117 Minutes
USA, 1978




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