Retrospective

GOSFORD PARK

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  • A massive estate nestled deep in the countryside of England serves as the perfect stage for an unexpected, albeit well-deserved murder. In this critically praised, award-winning whodunit by Robert Altman, a group of seemingly affluent guests and their respective servants gather for a weekend of pheasant shooting, gluttony, mean-spirited gossip and a wealth of ulterior motives. In what can be described as CLUE (1985) meets DOWNTON ABBEY, GOSFORD PARK intricately and delicately examines the hierarchy of class, drawing a clear line in the sand between prosperity and disparity, regardless of financial status. Featuring an Academy Award®-winning original screenplay by DOWNTON creator Julian Fellowes, GOSFORD PARK features a stellar cast that includes Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Clive Owen, Emily Watson and Ryan Phillippe. – Yvonne Williams

  • Celebrated American filmmaker Robert Altman (1925-2006) began his career in television in the early 1950s before achieving success in film with 1970's M*A*S*H. He landed another major triumph with 1975's panoramic American satire NASHVILLE and continued directing until 2006, when his last film, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, was released just months before his death at the age of 81.

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