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.
Rick Danko....Himself - Bass & Violin & Vocal (as The Band)
Robbie Robertson....Himself - The Band: Lead Guitar & Vocal
Richard Manuel....Himself - Piano / Keyboards / Drums / Vocal (as The Band)
Levon Helm....Himself - Drums / Mandolin / Vocal (as The Band)
Garth Hudson....Himself - Organ / Accordion / Saxophone / Synthesizers (as The Band)
Eric Clapton....Himself - Performer
Neil Diamond....Himself - Performer
Bob Dylan....Himself - Performer
Joni Mitchell....Herself - Performer
Neil Young....Himself - Performer
Emmylou Harris....Herself - Performer
Ringo Starr....Himself - Performer
Paul Butterfield....Himself - Performer
Dr. John....Himself - Performer
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.