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by Ron Mann

Altman

Synopsis

Ron Mann‘s new documentary “ALTMAN” is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Gosford Park, and many more.) While refusing to bow down to Hollywood‘s conventions, or its executives, Altman‘s unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise and occasionally scathing criticism, and proved that it is possible to make truly independent films.

Director

Canadian filmmaker and producer Ron Mann is renowned for his genre-bending approach to documentary cinema that explores art forms and contemporary popular culture with vision and verve. From jazz (Imagine the Sound, 1981), spoken word (Poetry in Motion, 1982), comics (Comic Book Confidential, 1988), dance (Twist, 1992), marijuana (Grass, 1999), car culture (Tales of the Rat Fink, 2006), and fungus (Know Your Mushrooms, 2009), Mann’s films invoke the ethos and spirit of his subjects in resonant and contemporary ways.

Cast

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON as himself
JAMES CAAN as himself
KEITH CARRADINE as himself
ELLIOTT GOULD as himself
PHILIP BAKER HALL as himself
SALLY KELLERMAN as herself
LYLE LOVETT as himself
JULIANNE MOORE as herself
MICHAEL MURPHY as himself
LILY TOMLIN as herself
ROBIN WILLIAMS as himself
BRUCE WILLIS as himself

Crew

Produced and Directed by Ron Mann
Written by Len Blum
Editor: Robert Kennedy
Art Direction/Animation: Craig Small, Matthew Badiali
Director of Photography: Simon Ennis
Sound Designer: John Laing
Music Supervisor: Mike Rosnick
Music Score: Guido Luciani, Phil Dwyer
Consultants: Kathryn Reed Altman, Matthew Seig
Co-Producer: Bill Imperial

Technical Data

Format: DCP / Color, black and white / 5.1
Length: 95 min.
Original language: English

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