Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Last Waltz [PG]
Movies | 11/23/2019 | 8:00PM
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.
“One of the greatest concert films ever made.” Chicago Tribune
Images courtesy of Park Circus/MGM Studios
Did you know?
- Martin Scorsese made this film for free.
- During his opening guitar solo in “Further On Up the Road,” Eric Clapton’s guitar strap came off. To compensate while he fixed it, Robbie Robertson spontaneously played a brief solo of his own.
- The stage decorations were borrowed from a stage performance of Gone With The Wind being done at another local San Francisco theater.