IMA’s Winter Nights Film Series Features Nashville

The Indianapolis Museum of Art continues their Winter Nights Film Series on Friday, January 15, 2010 with the drama Nashville, directed by Robert Altman. Upon its original release in 1975, Nashville received critical and commercial success. See the film this Friday in the Tobias Theatre of the IMA. Tickets are $9.00 for Indianapolis people, $5.00 for IMA members and $7.00 for Indianapolis kids with a valid student ID. This Indianapolis art event is a great way to spend a Friday night: see a classic film on the big screen.

Nashville follows twenty four characters over the course of five days. Set in the country music capital, Altman’s 1975 epic examines the intertwining of politics and celebrity in the United States. The film features a star studded ensemble cast including David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronne Blakely, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Robert DoQui, Shelly Duvall, Allen Garfield, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, David Hayward, Michael Murphy, Allan F. Nicholls, Christina Raines, Bert Remsen, Lilly Tomlin, Gwen Welles and Keenan Wynn.

The film provides a snapshot of various characters with multiple story lines surrounding the political efforts of a local business man. With excellent performances from Lily Tomlin as a lonely married gospel singer and Shelley Duvall as a pragmatic groupie, Altman’s eye seems to catch everything. The soundtrack alone garnered attention as one of the primary driving forces of the film. Nominated for five Academy Awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville has become a time capsule for American history. Critics such as Roger Ebert hailed the film as life changing.

Video: Nashville at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana


Friday evenings presentation of Nashville at the IMA will be introduced by Lou Harry of the Indiana Business Journal and preceded by the Touch of Evil trailer. With a run time of 159 minutes and an “R” rating, this Indianapolis event will be better enjoyed with Indianapolis kids left home. For more information about this and other films screened at this Indianapolis museum, visit the IMA’s official website.

Make it a date night. Grab dinner at any of the great Indianapolis restaurants in the near by Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village. Or head to Indianapolis downtown after the film to discuss your take on Altman’s classic over drinks at any of these satisfying Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Fun City for more information about Indianapolis entertainment and other fun things to do in Indianapolis. When its fun in the Circle City you are looking for, turn to Fun City!

Friday, January 15, 2010
7:00 pm

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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