Special Guest: Sally Stein (Art History) will introduce the film.
If you haven’t already seen this film classic from the very
end of the political era that spawned a host of Kennedys, Kennedy
assassins, the U.S. war in Southeast Asia plus the fusion of country
western and southern blues, this is your chance! They say that
the battleground for this year’s election will be decided not
on either coast but in America’s “heartland.” Nashville
director Robert Altman already sensed that in the mid 1970s when
he made this bittersweet love letter about a region of the nation
torn between its backwoods bible belt traditions and its growing
flirtation with unabashed sex, stardom and rock ‘n roll,
albeit with a country twang. As for which side is most to blame
for the violence that interrupts the smooth machinery of the slick
politicians, Altman lets you decide with a brilliant tuneful finale.
1975, USA • 157 Minutes • 35mm • Directed
by Robert Altman