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Robert Altman’s legacy

OUT NOW! The first film about director Robert Altman, ALTMAN takes a close look at the life and work of the New Hollywood icon.

Deceptively straightforward in conception and rendition, Mann’s ambitious summary of a career that spanned nearly 60 years of TV, theatre and film work treads as lightly through Robert Altman’s spectrum of work (M*A*S*H*, 3 Women, Nashville, Short Cuts) as the director himself did in his excursions into ensemble cast, actor-based studies of American politico-cultural realities, providing a mosaic of a man whose life absorbed and refracted the life around him in films that remain masterpieces of relevant entertainment.

Altman | Directed by Ron Mann (Canada 2014) documentary with Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Bruce Willis. Starts February 19

Originally published in issue #135, February 2015