THE LAST WALTZ
Film - Open Air | Loud And Famous Filmfest 2017

THE LAST WALTZ

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Info

Director: Martin Scorsese
Section: Open Air | Loud And Famous
Country: USA
Year: 1978
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: The Band, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel
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THE LAST WALTZ

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 the history of rock and roll.


Screened as part of the Open Air LOUD & FAMOUS. Free Admission.

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Meet the director

THE LAST WALTZ

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese was born in Queens, New York City, in 1942. He grew up in Little Italy, which was to be the backdrop and inspiration for many of his later films. He had chronic asthma as a boy and couldn’t do sports or play outside a lot, so his parents took him to the movies a lot. He was fascinated by the moving image, and began drawing movies at home. His work was inspired the history of cinema and by international films. Films like TAXI DRIVER (1976), RAGING BULL (1980) und GOODFELLAS (1990) made Scorsese one of the leading directors alive today.

Credits

Screenplay: Mardik Martin
Director of Photography: Michael Chapman
Film Editor: Jan Roblee, Yeu-Bun Yee
Production Designer: Boris Leven
Producer: Robbie Robertson
Production Company: FM Productions, Last Waltz Inc.
Distributor: Park Circus Ltd.