Selected by the Casting Directors Branch. Special guest: Introduction by casting director and former Academy President David Rubin.

Selected by the Casting Directors Branch. 

Director Robert Altman and screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury created one of New Hollywood’s definitive epics as they imagine five days in America’s country music capital on the cusp of a presidential election. Told through 24 principal characters, each role is distinctively cast and performed in the classic Altman tradition. The actors performed their own vocals and wrote many of their own songs as well, and Ronee Blakley and Lily Tomlin were nominated for their supporting performances, Altman was nominated for Best Picture and Directing, and Keith Carradine won Original Song for "I'm Easy," which he performs in the film.  

DIRECTED BY: Robert Altman. WRITTEN BY: Joan Tewkesbury. WITH: David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ronee Blakley, Lily Tomlin. 1975. 160 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated R. DCP.
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