First screened in April 1999 / Most recently screened in March 2020
Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Charles S. Dutton, Glenn Close, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Julianne Moore, Patricia Neal, Ned Beatty, Donald Moffat, Danny Darst, Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance, Matt Malloy, Lyle Lovett, Rufus Thomas, Ruby Wilson, Randall Mell, Preston Strobel. Screenplay: Anne Rapp. Twitter Capsule:
Altman's relaxed direction is both match and foil to Rapp's intricate plotting. Very funny and slyly satirical.
Beneath jibes at control-freak artistry and backwoods behavior, a fond portrait of colorful community. Lone Star-ish poke at American histories and attitudes.