The Last Waltz (1978)
Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 117 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1978
Starring: Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson
Country: United States
Language: English, Middle English
“This film should be played loud!”
—The Last Waltz
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.
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.