Sep 8 - Sep 10, 2006
Directed by Robert Altman
Rated PG-13, 105 min.
Underwritten by University of Utah Continuing Education & Shindig Marketing/Events
A Prairie Home Companion is a fictionalized account of Garrison Keillor's award-winning show, which currently runs on National Public Radio. This is a playful, comic story set in St. Paul, Minnesota, where fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see the radio show performed. We get a close up view back stage and on stage as the film follows the show's cast of characters preparing for the final live broadcast. Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin are an aging country duet. Lindsay Lohan hopes to follow in her mother's footsteps. Kevin Klein is a down and out private eye who moonlights as the backstage doorkeeper and Woody Harrelson with John C Reily are singing cowboys. Add Virginia Madsen (Sideways) as an angel, Tommy Lee Jones as the Axeman, Maya Rudolph (SNL) as a pregnant stagehand and Garrison Keillor himself in the role of emcee.
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