Film & New Media
THE LAST WALTZ
Music In Film Series
THU APRIL 26 / 7:30 PM
On Thursdays in April, Artisphere celebrates films which capture snapshots of the music industry and provide a glimpse into the lives of musicians.
Check out Washington Post Arts Post on The Last Waltz, called "one of the greatest concert movies of all time."
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Thanksgiving, 1976, San Francisco's Winterland: The Band performs its last concert after 16 years on the road. Some numbers they do alone, some songs include guest artists from Ronnie Hawkins (their first boss, when they were The Hawks) to Bob Dylan (their last, when as his backup and as a solo group, they came into their own). Director Martin Scorsese's camera explores the interactions onstage in the making of music. Offstage, he interviews The Band's five members, focusing on the nature of life on the road.