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The Last Waltz

Released 1978
Distributor United Artists

Martin Scorsese’s incandescent celebration of The Band’s last performance‚ was the first rock documentary to be shot in 35mm. It’s rock concert as art film. And very few rock concerts‚ had the good fortune to be‚ photographed by the likes of Michael Chapman, Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovacs.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.