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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 birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.