Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist. "Altman" is a touching, respectful, illuminating survey of the life and works of one of the most innovative, influential and truly independent directors in American cinema history. While refusing to bow down to Hollywood's conventions, or its executives, Altman's unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise and occasionally scathing criticism. With a career spanning "M*A*S*H", "The Player", "Gosford Park", and more, Altman proved that it is possible to make truly independent films.