Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession
DIRECTOR: XAN CASSAVETES
CAST: ROBERT ALTMAN, ROBERT ALTMAN, VERA CARLISLE ANDERSON, VERA CARLISLE ANDERSON, C.L. BATTEN, C.L. BATTEN
Renegade Los Angeles cable station Z Channel only had a 15-year lifespan, but it had a monumental impact on L.A. residents and filmmakers, including Altman and Verhoeven, who discuss the legacy of programming chief Jerry Harvey. From Harvey’s dedication to promoting little-known masterworks, introducing the notion of the director’s cut and saving the reputation of the unfairly dismissed, Cassavetes creates the great film about the love, and obsession, of cinema.