Martin Scorsese combines his twin passions for movies and rock 'n' roll in this stylish mix of interviews, studio-shot production numbers, and expertly filmed footage of The Band's 1976 farewell concert.
After an on-screen message that reads "This Film Should Be Played Loud," The Band performs "Don't Do It," and Robbie Robertson, the group's leader, tells director-interviewer Martin Scorsese why they're calling it quits after 16 years on the road. The group is then seen at their farewell concert,
given at San Francisco's Winterland Arena on Thanksgiving, performing such Band classics as "Up On Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Joining the...