A Prairie Home Companion

(USA, 2006, 105 minutes)

After nearly 30 years on air, a popular live radio show puts on its last programme before the theatre it is broadcast from is demolished to make way for a parking lot. Whimsical, eccentric and very enjoyable all-star ensemble comedy, very typical of its author’s usual mosaics, putting a fictional framework on Garrison Keillor’s popular radio programme of the same name; also an insightful commentary on modern American cultural mores.

Picturehouse presents, in association with Greenestreet Films and River Road Entertainment, a Sandcastle 5/Prairie Home Productions/Powdermilk Pictures production. Starring Marylouise Burke, Woody Harrelson, L. Q. Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin. Directed by Robert Altman; produced by Robert Altman, Wren Arthur, Joshua Astrachan, Tony Judge and David Levy; screenplay by Garrison Keillor, based on a story by Garrison Keillor and Ken Lazebnik; original music and musical director, Richard Dworsky; director of photography, Ed Lachman; production designer, Dina Goldman; costume designer, Catherine Marie Thomas; film editor, Jacob Craycroft.


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