This 1978 labour of love, one of the most immaculately filmed rock concerts, preserves for posterity the final appearance of the Band, the great group led by Robbie Robertson that had been on the road (often with Bob Dylan) for 16 years.
With all the powder that's said to have been tooted at the Band's 1976 "farewell" show, filmed by Martin Scorsese in his goodfella-against-the-helicopters period, you could make a line from Oak Street Cinema all the way to the mayor's office.
For all the superstars who appear on stage in this landmark rock-umentary, it is the offstage interviews that really star. The camera is a fly on the wall.... Each time we return to the stage after hearing what The Band members have to say, Scorsese wants t
Scorsese actually scripted and storyboarded the film... Remarkably, the performances show no signs of being reined in or rehearsed. In fact, as Scorsese's cameras swirl around the musicians, all we see is joy and high spirits.