A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion
  • 2006
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Altman
  • Written by: Garrison Keillor
  • Cast: Garrison Keillor, Woody Harrelson, L Q Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin
  • Website: www.aprairiehomecompanionmovie.com

It's the final night of a long-running variety radio show based on Keillor's real-life 'A Prairie Home Companion' and as the action follows the (celebrity cameo) acts on and off stage, a trenchcoated angel of death (Madsen) stalks Keillor. The final film from the recently deceased Altman is a genial, warm-hearted meditation on mortality itself.

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Words and Pictures

4 Aug 2009

David Peace and Garrison Keillor celebrate fiction and adaptation

Writers David Peace and Garrison Keillor will both be making an appearance at this short season celebrating fiction and adaptation. Peace will be talking about The Red Riding Trilogy and Keillor will be talking about A Prairie Home Companion. There will…

A Prairie Home Companion

20 Dec 20064 stars

‘The death of an old man is not an occasion for tragedy,’ concludes the master of ceremonies Garrison Keillor in A Prairie Home Companion and it’s hard not to hear in these words the voice of the film’s director Robert Altman, who died a few weeks ago…

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