Robert Altman’s monumental, kaleidoscopic musical follows the crisscrossing lives of 24 residents and visitors of Tennessee’s capital—from its country-western musical luminaries (Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin), to a groupie-cum-aspiring singer (Shelley Duvall) supposedly in town to visit her dying aunt, to a celebrity-obsessed reporter (Geraldine Chaplin), to the never seen but omnipresent presidential hopeful (Thomas Hal Phillips)—in the lead-up to a political campaign’s fundraising concert. Arguably the director’s magnum opus, Altman reached new heights of his free-roaming style and pushed the limits of collective filmmaking—with actors improvising and, in some cases, writing and performing their own songs—to render not just a portrait of a city, or an industry, but a radically prophetic panorama of 1970s America’s grandiose contradictions, incidental resonances, and culture-shifting tragedies. 4K restoration courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

“One of my favorite films, Nashville is an extraordinarily textured tapestry of a city, a country, and the intersection of people in a particular place and time.” —Lulu Wang