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THE LAST WALTZ
November 25, 2017  | By David Bianculli

AXS TV, 9:00 p.m. ET

 

This is an especially appropriate movie to show on Thanksgiving weekend, because this farewell concert by Robbie Robertson and The Band was staged, and filmed, on Thanksgiving night in 1976. The venue was Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, and the occasion was the final appearance by the original Band roster of Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel. The director is Martin Scorsese, whose corps of brilliant cinematographers included Vilmos Zsigmond (The Deer Hunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Deliverance, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Images), Laszlo Kovacs  (Paper Moon, Easy Rider, Ghostbusters), and Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Fugitive). And, oh yeah, there are the guest performers appearing that night with The Band. Bob Dylan. Ringo Starr. Eric Clapton. Joni Mitchell. Neil Young. Van Morrison. Emmylou Harris. Dr. John. Paul Butterfield. Neil Diamond. Muddy Waters. Ron Wood. Ronnie Hawkins. The Staple Singers. And more…

 
 
 
 
 
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