Sundance to Pay Tribute to Altman

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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.”