29th Turin Film Festival To Honor Robert Altman With 40 Film Retrospective

Talk about a retrospective.

THR is reporting that this year’s Turin Film Festival has announced that they will be honoring the late, seven-time-Oscar-nominee Robert Altman, by screening a collection of over 40 films, and a series of television programs that span his 50-year career.

The filmmaker, who passed away months after being honored with an honorary Oscar in 2006, may be best known for films like Short Cuts (check out our episode with here), Tanner ’88, Three Women, Secret Honor and the wonderful Gosford Park (the one film of his career I’d love to see get a Criterion release.

Joining the homage will be a newly published series of essays and testimonials, as well as a photo exhibit that will be held at the Turin Film Museum.   Personally, there are few filmmakers that not only have careers like Altman, but rare filmmakers that have the qualitative careers that Altman had.   He was a genuine genius, and this is the only tribute truly fitting of a man like Atlman.

Source: THR

From the press release:

The retrospective of the 29th Torino Film Festival ‘“ which will be held from November 25th to December 3rd, 2011 ‘“ is dedicated to Robert Altman.

The festival will present the forty-odd feature films Altman directed for the silver screen and for TV (including Basements by Pinter, starring John Travolta; Secret Honor about President Nixon and the Watergate scandal; The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial) and a selection of TV series episodes he directed during his 50-year career.

The retrospective ‘“ which is curated by Emanuela Martini and also includes a book of essays and reminiscences published by Castoro ‘“ will be preceded by a broad-ranging photographic exhibit at the National Cinema Museum in the Mole Antonelliana.

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