Black and white still from the film "The Last Waltz" (1978) showing a band performing with a conductor
Part of the series Summer Night Cinema

Summer Night Cinema: "The Last Waltz"

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The Hammer and the UCLA Film & Television Archive present Summer Night Cinema. 

Tuesdays this summer, make a night of it at the Hammer with after hours gallery access, drinks and bar bites at Lulu, and free film screenings. Galleries will be open until the films begin at 7:30 p.m.

Summer Night Cinema is presented by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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Screening: "The Last Waltz"

One of the most beloved music films ever made, Martin Scorsese's documentary captures the farewell performance of the legendary group The Band—with a bevy of famous guest musicians—at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving, 1976.

Transcending the typical concert film, The Last Waltz presents an immersive experience featuring generational talent alongside The Band, including Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Ringo Star, Dr. John, and many more.

(1978, dir. Martin Scorsese, color, 117 min.)