This film by Robert Altman is a panoramic view of the country’s political and cultural landscapes, set in the nation’s music capital in 1975. Nashville weaves the stories of 24 characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress—into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. Many members of the cast wrote their own songs and performed them live on location, which lends another layer to the film’s quirky authenticity as it barrels along. Content Warning: Dated Gender Depictions.
“Nashville” will be screened in Zabriskie 212 and is free and open to the public.