The Last Waltz

Friday, August 17 - Saturday, August 18, 2012


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)

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1978
  • Running Time 117 minutes
  • Director Martin Scorsese
  • Cast Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young