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The Last Waltz (English)
Main screening room
January 24th, 2024
117 min
Carte blanche à Gashrat

The all-female primitive post-punk band Gashrat, offers two films forming part of its cinephilic imagination: a legendary concert film and a non-idyllic ode to puberty.

One of the most beautiful concert movie of all time.

The Last Waltz
Directed by
Martin Scorsese
Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr, Neil Young
117 min
Concert Movie

The ultimate concert from The Band, the backing group of Bob Dylan and other greats.

The Last Waltz

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is an American filmmaker, actor, screenwriter, and producer. His body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of good and evil, guilt, redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime, perdition, and violence. A major figure of the New Hollywood era, Scorsese is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential American filmmakers of his generation, thanks to classics such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Mean Streets, and Casino, as well as Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Wolf of Wall Street, and many more. He has also dedicated his life to film preservation and film restoration by founding the nonprofit organization The Film Foundation in 1990, as well as the World Cinema Foundation in 2007 and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.


Why the Band’s ‘The Last Waltz’ Is the Greatest Concert Movie of All Time

The idea was to simply record the evening for posterity, though the then-35-year-old filmmaker had a few ideas of his own to add in to the mix. What he ended up with was the definitive document of these American-music scholars, an epitaph to a specific era of rock history, and the single greatest concert movie of all time ...

The Making of The Last Waltz, The Band's Concert-film Masterpiece

When the Band decided to stop touring, they asked a young director named Martin Scorsese to put their farewell concert on film. In an excerpt from his new memoir, Testimony, guitarist-songwriter Robbie Robertson recalls the night of Thanksgiving 1976, where electric performances by legends such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell created rock history ...

Robbie Robertson of The Band and director Martin Scorsese discuss the making of the concert film The Last Waltz. (1978)
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Gashrat's cinephile picks

In addition to their concert at the Cinémathèque this Thursday, January 25, punk band Gashrat are gracing us with a carte blanche of two films: The Last Waltz by Martin Scorsese and Welcome to the Dollhouse by Todd Solondz. Musician Kelly Hurcomb was kind enough to answer a few questions from this angle of cinephilia.

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