Wed 14 July 6:30pm
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Lily Tomlin, Shelley Duval, Ned Beatty
With an Oscar-winning song and BAFTA-winning soundtrack, Robert Altman‘s critically-acclaimed and highly-influential Nashville stars a huge ensemble cast of well-known faces playing 24 main characters, including Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Karen Black, Shelley Duval, Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, Barbara Harris, Michael Murphy and Ned Beatty.
A magnum opus offering a sceptical commentary on modern America, Nashville follows a host of colourful characters – musicians, agents, fans, journalists, politicians, locals – over a five-day period in the city’s musical calendar.
The narrative, seemingly as chaotic as reality, is supremely subtle and complex in its interweaving of events, relationships, themes and moods, and the film’s tone is at once affectionate and scathing. The film’s sheer scale, ambition, wit and intelligence is exhilarating and not-to-be-missed on the big screen.
★★★★★ “UNMISSABLE” BBC.com
★★★★★ “MAGNIFICENT” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ “AFTER I SAW IT I FELT MORE ALIVE, I FELT I UNDERSTOOD MORE ABOUT PEOPLE, I FELT SOMEHOW WISER” Roger Ebert