Last Play at Shea
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The Last Play at Shea is a unique documentary concept intended to escape the traditional narrative and current trend of biographical rock documentaries. Through the prism of Billy Joel's extraordinary career and blue collar perspective, The Last Play at Shea will chronicle the waning days of Shea Stadium through a tapestry of performance, historical documentary and personal journey while at the same time providing audiences with a pop-culture snapshot of a seminal era in New York history. -- (C) Spitfire Films

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"Guaranteed to put lumps in the throats of longtime New York residents and suburbanites, especially Long Islanders, this fist-pumping, backslapping film is, first and foremost, an up-close record of Mr. Joel's two Shea Stadium concerts."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The show eloquently chronicled the end of an era; in terms of doing justice to what the loss meant to New York and beyond, this sappy, sloppy souvenir can barely make it to first base."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"All one need do is experience the emotion evident in every bar sung by the Long Island-raised Piano Man to understand the Mets' inextricable place at New York's heart."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
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