How Robert Altman Changed the Movies

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Director Robert Altman

Director Robert Altman left an indelible mark not only on cinema but also on the culture. His films—"M*A*S*H," "McCabe & Mrs. Miller," "Nashville," "The Player," "Short Cuts," "Gosford Park," and "A Prairie Home Companion"—defied Hollywood conventions. Kathryn Reed Altman, Robert Alman’s widow, and the actor Bob Balaban discuss the filmmaker’s influential work and uncompromising vision, and the new documentary, "Altman," directed by filmmaker Ron Mann. Altman premieres on EPIX on August 6 at 8pm.