The Last Dispatch

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The Last Dispatch
Promotional poster for The Last Dispatch
Directed by Helmut Schleppi
Produced by Shane Marie Gilbert
Brady Nasfell
Kurt Schemper
Starring Chad Urmston
Pete Heimbold
Brad Corrigan
special appearance by Wimpy
Distributed by Fabrication Films
Release date
  • July 29, 2005 (2005-07-29)
Running time
81 minutes
Language English

The Last Dispatch is a documentary film by Helmut Schleppi overviewing and giving greater insight into the final days of the indie rock band Dispatch, which culminated with two final live concerts. The first concert took place at the Somerville Theatre to a very exclusive crowd. Two days later, the band performed a free concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston. It was estimated that the turnout would only be between 10,000 and 30,000 people. In the end, the crowd grew to reach a reported 110,000 fans. A CD release, All Points Bulletin, features two discs of the two concerts and a DVD featuring selections from both shows.


The film was originally released in 2005, where The Last Dispatch saw its first premiere at Somerville Theatre in Somerville, Massachusetts from July 28 to July 31. A portion of the profits from the movie were given to the band's favorite charity, Elias Fund. Premieres at both New York's Village East Cinemas and Chicago's Park West Theater followed, where the film opened on April 21 and 28, respectively.

The Last Dispatch was released on DVD on September 26, 2006. The only special feature was a Theatrical Trailer.

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