MAS*H, Brewster McCloud, Nashville, A Wedding, Beyond Therapy, The Player, Gosford Park. OK, also Popeye. Few film directors have been as admired and emulated as the late Robert Altman.
Ron Mann’s doc features mostly the man himself in excerpts from interviews and speaking appearances, along with home movies, news footage, and even a few experimental shorts. Talking heads are limited to actors he’d worked with being asked to define, in a single word or phrase, what the word “Altmanesque” means. Trickier than it sounds, apparently. Would’ve liked to know more about his creative process. Japanese title: Robert Altman: Hollywood ni Mottomo Kiraware, Soshite Aisareta Otoko. (96 min)