“Seeing The Last Waltz again after many years is like revisiting an old passion and realizing the heat is still there.” (Vulture)
In 1976, The Band decided to throw a party when it was time to call it quits. Their farewell concert included more than a dozen guests—from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Muddy Waters to Van Morrison, the Staple Singers, Joni Mitchell, and Eric Clapton—and the setlist covered many of their greatest hits (“Up on Cripple Creek,” “Stage Fright,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”). Filmmaker extraordinaire Martin Scorsese was on hand to record the whole thing. From its beginning, with the famous title card that says, “This film should be played loud!” to its end, this is a beautiful, mesmerizing tribute well worthy of its status as a classic.
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