"ALTMAN", is a feature length documentary about the life and art of American film director Robert Altman (1925 – 2006) to be directed & produced by filmmaker Ron Mann. From M*A*S*H, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Short Cuts, Gosford Park, to A Prairie Home Companion, Robert Altman’s naturalistic and prophetic movies reinterpreted every conceivable genre to chronicle a post-war America in transition. (Source: EPIX TV)
Robert Altman’s career left an indelible mark not only on the cinematic art form, but also the cultural zeitgeist. From his start in television directing “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Bonanza” and “Kraft Suspense Theatre” to his genre-busting films M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Short Cuts, Gosford Park, to A Prairie Home Companion, Altmandefied Hollywood conventions and reinvented what television and movies could be. Altman takes viewers through the highs and lows of the uncompromising visionary’s half-century career.