Director Martin Scorsese's concert documentary about The Band's farewell performance is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year and is still considered one of the best concert documentaries ever made.
It started as a concert. It became a celebration. Join an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars as they celebrate The Band's historic 1976 farewell performance.
Tickets are $9 and are on sale at the theater box office and online
Join us at Toast (http://www.toastcleveland.com/), located at 1365 W. 65th St. 44102. It's across the street from the Capitol. If you don't recognize us, tell the hostess you would like to sit with the movie group.
Meet in the lobby about 10 minutes before the movie, or we'll see you inside...
I know it's a week night, and the movie is 2 hours long. But if anyone is game, perhaps we can walk back across the street to *Toast* the great classic bands of the 70's.
After 16 long years on the road, The Band decided to call it a day with a farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland in 1976. (They'd starting out playing Arkansas rock 'n' roll bars, later backing Bob Dylan and writing some of the finest songs in American music of the 1960s and 70s.) They decided to invite some former collaborators and musicians they admired to take part. With Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and others swiftly agreeing, guitarist Robbie Robertson had the bright idea of capturing the event with "a couple of video cameras". But the idea snowballed and before long a fully fledged concert movie was planned with seven 35mm film cameras and Martin Scorsese at the helm.
~The Last Waltz is an essential document of American music at its unbeatable best.
~A heady time capsule.
CAPITOL THEATER 1390 W. 65th St. Cleveland (216) 651-7295. http://www.clevelandcinemas.com/showtimes.asp?ptID=AACAP
Parking: A free parking lot is next to the theater.
FIRST TIME MOVIEGOERS
Visit First Time Moviegoers page (http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/pages/Note_to_First_Time_Moviegoers/).
The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.