Robert Altman

Robert Altman, Outsider and Innovator: An Illustrated Online Talk

An illustrated online introduction to the technical innovations, stylistic trademarks and thematic preoccupations of a major American filmmaker.

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Total runtime 75min

Robert Altman was one of the most distinctive auteurs of the the modern era, pioneering new filmmaking techniques while taking a wry, witty, critical look at the world. In this online talk, season programmer Geoff Andrew will use clips from Altman’s movies to explore his stylistic trademarks and thematic preoccupations; he will also respond to questions and comments from the audience.

Tickets £5

This event will take place live online via Zoom only. Please ensure you are familiar with Zoom before purchasing a ticket. Tickets for this event can be purchased online, over the phone and in person until Friday 21 May at 19:00. No tickets will be available for purchase after this date.
After purchasing a ticket, you will receive a booking confirmation email. You will receive a separate email with the Zoom login details on Saturday 22 May. If you don't receive the booking confirmation email or the email with the Zoom login details, please contact the BFI box office team on
The Zoom link will be sent to the email you book with which may not be the email linked to your Zoom account so please check both accounts on the day of the event. Please note that this event will be live and no event recording will be available afterwards.

This online talk will include captioning using Rev Live Captions for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.