Boston University to Host Tribute to Robert Altman

in Arts, College of Communication, Entertainment, News Releases
January 7th, 2010

Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 | kjastive@bu.edu

(Boston) — The life and work of legendary film director Robert Altman will be celebrated at a Boston University symposium on January 22, marking the publication of a new Altman biography and the 40th anniversary of his seminal film, “M*A*S*H.”

Favorite Altman actors Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, and Michael Murphy will be joined in a panel discussion by his widow, Kathryn Altman, Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr, and BU Prof. Mitchell Zuckoff, author of “Robert Altman: The OralBiography” (Knopf) followed by a screening of “M*A*S*H.”

Open to the public ($10 for adults, $5 for children), the evening is sponsored by the BU College of Communication in concert with the BU Alumni Association’s Winterfest Weekend and co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Core Humanities.

Event: Robert Altman: Celebration of an American Icon

A Winterfest 2010 screening event and panel discussion

Date: Friday, January 22, 2010

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Place: Tsai Performance Center
Boston University
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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