Altman (Ron Mann, 2014)

April 1, 2015


The career-portrait documentary is a tricky beast to pull off. A director will be inclined to do the artist’s body of work complete justice while also offering a fresh look at the individual behind the curtain. With cooperation from its subject’s widow, Ron Mann’s Altman, a bio-doc about one of America’s greatest filmmakers, succeeds somewhat on the latter front, thanks to various home movies and rare behind-the-scenes and interview footage.

It is with Robert Altman’s actual films that the documentary flounders…

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