A sprawling and prescient depiction of America at a crossroads, NASHVILLE follows numerous characters in the country music capital convening for the United States' Bicentennial. Through Joan Tewkesbury's textured screenplay and Altman's deft hand at balancing his two-dozen characters, NASHVILLE is entertaining, relevant, funny, sad, and jaw-dropping in its ambition. Buoyed by stellar performances from an all-star cast and Oscar-honored songs, NASHVILLE is a creative high point from some of the finest American filmmakers that has lost none of its power.
Joan Tewkesbury is a screenwriter and director best known for her screenplays for NASHVILLE (BAFTA nom) and THIEVES LIKE US, both directed by Robert Altman. She also directed OLD BOYFRIENDS and is an advisor for various Sundance Institute Labs.