Director: Robert Altman Run Time: 160 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1975
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Jeff Goldblum, Karen Black, Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall
Screenwriter: Joan Tewkesbury
Producer: Robert Altman
After you cast your ballots, head down to Vidiots for Robert Altman’s supreme classic Nashville. Part political thriller, part comedy, part musical, part whirling dervish, this kaleidoscopic symphony of celluloid could only be conducted by the maestro himself, Robert Altman. Dozens of characters’ lives intersect in the bars, recording studios, music halls, hospitals, and airports of Music City, leading to a surprising and devastating climax. With overlapping soundtracks of dialogue, political rhetoric, and country music (written and performed by its stars including Karen Black and Ronee Blakley) and a cavalcade of fascinating characters that shoot for stardom, or fall from it, this film is a one-of-a-kind exercise in flawlessly-executed excess. Funny, cynical, and sonically enduring, you won’t want to miss a beat of Nashville.