Nashville. 1975. Directed by Robert Altman. Digital projection. 159 min.
Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury. With Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Barbara Harris. From the music capital of the nation, Altman delivers a kaleidoscopic portrait of 1970s America in one of his career highlights. The intersecting lives of two dozen characters—music stars of all stripes, tone-deaf wannabe, underhanded politico, insufferable reporter—deliver a disaffected view of show business and its close cousin, electoral politics. Featuring original songs performed live by members of the cast, Nashville got to the heart of American life in all its madcap glory, becoming an instant, freewheeling classic. Courtesy Paramount Pictures.