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The Courtyard Hereford

A Prairie Home Companion (PG)

Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin,
Garrison Keilor, Woody Harrelson,
Kevin Kline.
USA, 2006, 1 hour 45 minutes

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Altman's final movie is a fond farewell to the vanishing world of live radio, full of fine performances from an all-star cast, stirring songs, Garrison (Lake Woebegone Days) Keillor's dry humour and good bad jokes. It focuses on the final performance of a long-running show whose players' do their best to carry on as normal despite the emotional fallout of losing their livelihoods. A loving and expertly crafted portrait of theatre life, that is full of poignant observations on the passage of time and a gentle nostalgia for better days.

"a typically wise but light-hearted film on death's inevitability and the need to make the most of life" Geoff Andrew, Time Out

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