The Last Waltz (1978)
Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 117 min. Rating: PG
Starring: Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson
Country: United States
Language: English, Middle English
Reelin’ and Rockin’ returns to the Film Center on November 18 | Partnering with CD92.9 FM to bring music back to the big screen with your favorite rock docs and films, hosted by Brian Phillips and Colin Gawel.
Meet up with fellow music lovers in The Festival Lounge beginning at 7PM, and then join us at 9PM for the presentation!
About the film:
Often called one of the greatest rock concert films ever made, Martin Scorsese’s documentary intertwines footage from The Band’s incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.
“This film should be played loud!”
Some believe The Band’s farewell concert on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 marked the beginning of the end of the classic rock era. With Scorsese at the helm, The Last Waltz, the first rock film shot on 35mm, captures that moment in history. In 2019, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
About the filmmaker:
Martin Scorsese is an influential and award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades and honors, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1997, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2007, and the BAFTA Fellowship in 2012. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”—Mean Streets (1973), his Palme d’Or winner Taxi Driver (1976), concert documentary The Last Waltz (1978), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990). The Film Center celebrated the films of Martin Scorsese in our 2021 Summer Season series Mondays with Marty.
An advocate for film preservation and restoration, Scorsese founded three nonprofit organizations: the Film Foundation in 1990, the World Cinema Foundation in 2007, and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.See our upcoming films