The astonishing career and complex, compelling films of the maverick director are celebrated at UCLA
Robert Altman: A RetrospectiveBilly Wilder Theater (10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024) Map it $9
UCLA pays tribute to one of New Hollywood’s most influential filmmakers, Robert Altman. The retrospective—which celebrates the director’s career over the course of three months—features an impressive range of cinematic work created by or related to the prolific auteur. From newly-restored features, prints from Altman’s private collection, and screenings of his television work and industrial filmmaking to glimpses of Altman in the films of other directors, in addition to a special screening of the new biographical documentary exploring the director’s life and work, the retrospective covers a lot of ground. A cast of fellow filmmakers, fans, friends, and family members will also be present during certain screenings, all to pay homage to the complex films, astonishing trajectory, and lasting legacy of the subversive renegade and revisionist maverick who passed away at the age of 82 in 2006.
UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Robert Altman: A Retrospective,” a wide-ranging film series highlighting the breadth and brilliance of the director’s truly singular career. Programs will feature Archive restorations, film and television rarities, some special free events, and in person appearances!
Kathryn Altman, Richard Baskin, Ronee Blakely, Elliott Gould (4/4); Paul Dooley (4/7 & 5/11); René Auberjonois (4/11); Dennis Christopher (4/13 & 5/11); Corey Fischer, Tom Skerritt (4/26); Danford B. Greene (4/26 & 6/15); Philip Baker Hall (5/17).