Vancouver Sun

Altman, in his own words


Movie: In the documentar­y Altman, filmmaker Ron Mann looks back on the life and work of iconoclast­ic U. S. director Robert Altman, largely avoiding the talking- heads approach favoured in most such biographic­al profiles. Instead, Mann lets Altman, who died in 2006, tell his own story via archival interviews. Altman is known for his work on MASH, Nashville, Short Cuts and The Player. ( HBO Canada — 7 p. m.)

NCIS: New Orleans: This repeat of the series premiere, Musician Heal Thyself, involves the murder of a petty officer who is a former gang member and was later mentored by Agent Pride ( Scott Bakula). NCIS: New Orleans is the third show in the successful NCIS franchise, and this premiere episode drew a whopping 18.23 million viewers in the U. S. ( Global — 8 p. m.)

Saturday Night Live: The sketch comedy continues its 40th season with an episode hosted by former cast member Bill Hader. Hader stars in the newly released film The Skeleton Twins alongside fellow alumnus Kristen Wiig. ( NBC, Global — 11: 35 p. m.)

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Robert Altman: documented in film

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