Backstory: An Altman Sampler at Carl Cherry Center
- When: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 7 p.m.
- Where: Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
- Cost: $10 - $30
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Film, Lectures
Robert Altman was one of the country's most consistently important and vibrant directors—often, as in The Player, M*A*S*H* and Nashville, a great director. His style was his own and you knew an Altman film from two minutes of watching. The Carl Cherry Center, those purveyors of cool and substantial culture, give him a much earned deep look at their four-part film and talk series, Backstory. Malcomn Weintraub returns to helm the discussion portion of four screenings over the course of four weeks. The program visits Altman's later films, including A Prairie Home Companion starring Garrison Keillor and a huge enviable cast (as most of his films are chocked with) on June 21; The Player (again, huge cast of stars and luminaries) on June 28; Kansas City, about the city's storied jazz scene, considered wincingly off the mark by most critics; and period film Gosford Park, considered a return to form. This is a worthy retrospective of a lion in autumn. [WR]
7pm. Carl Cherry Center, Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. $10-$15/film, $30/all 4 films. 624-7491, www.carlcherrycenter.org.