The Last Waltz

The State Theatre will be hosting a viewing of The Last Waltz, a documentary by Martin Scorsese, this Friday on the historic theater's big screen. The event is sponsored by M&T Bank and the Ithaca Times. 

The event is on Friday, Nov. 22, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance (available here) and $10 on the day of the show. 

A synopsis of the documentary: Thanksgiving, 1976, San Francisco's Winterland: the Band performs its last concert after 16 years on the road. Some numbers they do alone, some songs include guest artists from Ronnie Hawkins (their first boss, when they were the Hawks) to Bob Dylan (their last, when as his backup and as a solo group, they came into their own). Scorsese's camera explores the interactions onstage in the making of music. Offstage, he interviews the Band's five members, focusing on the nature of life on the road. The friendships, the harmonies, the hijinks, and the wear and tear add up to a last waltz.

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