Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Barrington Public Library
281 County Road
Doors at 6:30 PM / Film at 7:00 PM
State-of-the-art projection and sound
Q&A to follow the film with Providence Monthly film critic and Martin Scorsese historian Scott Duhamel
Also: a performance by reknowned singer-songwriter Mark Cutler in tribute to recently departed Levon Helm of The Band
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Beginning with a title card stating ‘This film should be played loud,’ ‘The Last Waltz’ has been hailed as the greatest rock concert movie ever made – and maybe the best rock movie, period.
Starring The Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson) joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Dr. John, The Staple Singers, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Hawkins, Paul Butterfield, Ron Wood, and Neil Young.
‘The Last Waltz’ was The Band’s farewell concert appearance, held and filmed on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
The film features concert performances, additional live performance scenes shot on a studio soundstage, and in-depth interviews by Scorsese with members of The Band.
A Grammy-nominated triple-LP soundtrack recording was issued along with the film in 1978.