"A Prairie Home Companion" directed by Robert Altman [review]
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Garrison Keillor’s beloved “Midwestern radio show”, A Prairie Home Companion, has been listened to by an avid fan-base for just on thirty years. As a gifted comic and articulate raconteur (not to mention a singer of quite some subtlety) Keillor acts as primary writer and host of this unusual show, a program that mixes shaggy-dog storytelling with musical interludes and ties it all together with Keillor’s engaging spoken-word nods to sponsors and advertisers. A Prairie Home Companion is a curious beast, but it has remained a lively and much-loved part of the American radio landscape, and now Keillor has joined forces with one of his country’s most accomplished and idiosyncratic filmmakers, Robert Altman, to bring the project to the cinema.