September 16, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
40th Anniversary! Considered by many to be director Robert Altman's defining film, this convention-defying multi-threaded story about affairs of the heart and despairs of the mind is set amidst the celebration of America's bicentennial in the capital city of country music.
Nashville's stellar ensemble cast were required to prove their acting chops not only by improvising scenes and dialogue, but also by performing their self-penned country songs live on set rather than lip-syncing. Keith Carradine, who plays a folksy guitar lothario, even snagged an Oscar for his song "I'm Easy."
- Director: Robert Altman
- Principal Cast: David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Timothy Brown, Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Henry Gibson, Robert DoQui, Geraldine Chaplin, Lily Tomlin, Elliot Gould, Julie Christie
- Country: USA
- Year: 1975
- Running Time: 159 Minutes
- Rating: R
- US Distributor: Paramount Pictures