January 13, 2010

Jan. 15
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Audiences weren’t too sure what to make of Robert Altman’s quirky epic, “Nashville,” when it was released in 1975. Now, it is widely considered to be his masterpiece.
Don’t let that intimidate you. “Nashville” is an accessible, tuneful, hilarious and heartbreaking epic. It loosely revolves around the efforts of a third-party political candidate (whom we never see) to wrangle the Nashville elite into a concert/rally. The phrase “never better” applies to just about every performer in the film, including Lily Tomlin, Henry Gibson, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine, Keenan Wynn and Ned Beatty.
I’ll proudly be providing the Altman-esque introduction for this rare big-screen showing of one of my favorite films. Hope to see you there. Details here.