Sundance to Pay Tribute to Altman


Sundance Channel will pay its respects to late filmmaker Robert Altman Saturday, Dec. 23.

The network will air several of Altman’s TV shows and films starting at 1 p.m. Sundance will also present a short montage of Altman's work narrated by NBC News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.

Sundance’s Altman tribute will kick off with the network’s original series, Tanner on Tanner, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The Long Goodbye (1973) will follow from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Vincent and Theo (1990) will air from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. And the festivities will conclude with The Player (1992) at 7:30 p.m.

“Robert Altman's work, aside from being enormously entertaining, has always been timely, intelligent and extremely relevant politically,” Williams said in a prepared statement. “He will be deeply missed, and I am honored to have the chance to pay tribute to him alongside Sundance Channel.”