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Last Thanksgiving

Last week, Toronto’s NOW columnists Susan G. Cole and Norman Wilner named Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz” (1978) the best concert movie of all time. Photographed by Michael Chapman, who brought together a powerhouse cinematographic team that included Vilmos Zsigmond and László Kovács, the film documents the last concert by the 70s folk-rock group The Band, with a plethora of special guest performances by the likes of Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more. This is a fitting time of year to remember the film, as the concert took place on Thanksgiving Day 1976. Re-released in 2002, “The Last Waltz” is readily available on DVD.

And you can learn more about the remarkable careers of László and Vilmos in the documentary “No Subtitles Necessary,” which is available on DVD from Cinema Libre.