A Prairie Home Companion


1h 45m 2006

Brief Synopsis

After 32 years, Garrison Keillor's radio variety show is coming to an end. Set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see "A Prairie Home Companion," a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that

Film Details

Also Known As
El Ășltimo show, Prairie Home Companion
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Anthology
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Laura Comerford
Distribution Company
Picturehouse
Location
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

After 32 years, Garrison Keillor's radio variety show is coming to an end. Set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see "A Prairie Home Companion," a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that tonight's show will be the last. Backstage cast and crew assemble for one last hurrah. They include: The Johnson Sisters, Yolanda and Rhonda, a country duet act that has survived the county-fair circuit; Lola, who gets her big chance to sing on the show and then forgets the words; Guy Noir, a private eye down on his luck who works as a backstage doorkeeper; and Dusty and Lefty, the Old Trailhands, a singing cowboy act.

Crew

Erin M Acker

Assistant Production Coordinator

Thomas Adair

Camera

James Ahern

Color Correction

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Robert Altman

Producer

Curtis W Anderson

Driver

Ethan Anderson

Set Production Assistant

Richard Anderson

Driver

Topper Anton

Stand-In

Wren Arthur

Producer

Joshua Astrachan

Producer

Michael Balabuch

Production Coordinator

Randall Balsmeyer

Titles

Benjamin Barraud

Property Master

Michael Barry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Shannon Bart

Art Assistant

Sanford F Bennett

Song

Chris Benson

Sound Mixer

Paul Berglund

Props Assistant

Peter Biagi

Camera Operator

Vebe Borge

Assistant Director

Gerard Cafesjian

Co-Executive Producer

Thomas Campbell

Production Manager

Mickey Carleton

Assistant Costume Designer

Dru Anne Carlson

Script Supervisor

Matthew Carlson

Office Production Assistant

A P Carter

Song

Bobby Jo Cawley

Transportation Coordinator

Rachel Chancey

Assistant Sound Editor

Adam Chase

Painter

Don Ciana

Color Timer

Katrina Cicala-saracino

Assistant

Peter Clemence

Best Boy Grip

Eddie Cohen

Gaffer

Laura Comerford

Production Insurance

Bridget M. Cook

Hair

Bridget M. Cook

Hair Stylist

J. John Corbett

Titles

Erin Coscio

Production

Ralph Costanza

Color

Jacob Craycroft

Editor

Martin Czembor

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Martin Czembor

Music Scoring Mixer

Michael De Mark

Sound Effects

Christopher Deblau

Electrician

John Deblau

Gaffer

Debbie Delisi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Teri Demarest

Hair

Teri Demarest

Makeup

Jim Depaulis

Production

Pam Dixon Mickelson

Casting

Pat Donohue

Song Performer

Pat Donohue

Song

Julie Donovan

Assistant Camera

Laura Downing

Key Costumer

Caoimhe Doyle

Foley

Nell Drake

Accountant

Lowell Dubrinsky

Associate Producer

Joshua Dupre

Caterer

Richard Dworsky

Music Arranger

Richard Dworsky

Song Performer

Richard Dworsky

Music Conductor

Richard Dworsky

Song

Richard Dworsky

Music Composer

Richard Dworsky

Music

Patrick Dzieweczynski

Production

John Finn

Post-Production Accountant

Lester Flatt

Song

Stephen Foster

Music

Tom Franchett

Best Boy Electric

Ami Francis

Accountant

Al Frechtman

Carpenter

Joseph Gallup

Grip

C J Gardella

Post-Production Assistant

Heather Garfinkle

Set Production Assistant

Tessa M Gauer

Craft Service

Paul Gerike

Music Publisher

Molly Getty

Assistant

Kelly Gilpatrick

Stand-In

Matt Healey Giordano

Assistant Editor

Mariusz Glabinski

Sound Editor

John Glaeser

Sound

Hayden Goldblatt

Assistant

Dina Goldman

Production Designer

Melinda Sue Gordon

Photography

Kay Gornick

Rights & Clearances

Christopher K. Grap

Production Coordinator

William B Gray

Song

Frederick W Green

Co-Executive Producer

Patricia Payne Green

Co-Executive Producer

Kimberly Greene

Makeup Artist

Kimberly Greene

Makeup

Johnny Hagen

Audio

Natalie A Hale

Makeup Artist

Michael Hallett Arnold

Transportation Captain

Dave Halls

Assistant Director

Kristin Hammargren

Craft Service

Mary Hansmeyer

Seamstress Supervisor

Tony Hanson

Grip

Tiffany Hanssen

Production

Woody Harrelson

Song Performer

Julie Hartley

Unit Production Manager

Pete Hayes

Post-Production Accountant

J. Roy Helland

Makeup

J. Roy Helland

Hair

Kelly Rae Hemenway

Graphic Designer

Robert Herrick

Music Lyrics

Jamie Heuton

Camera

Luther Hill

Painter

Steven Hintz

Special Effects

Poul Holm

Craft Service

Michael Holmstrem

Sound Engineer

Travis Hottinger

Grip

Samuel Hudson

Music Scoring Mixer

Christopher Hultgren

Grip

Nick Huston

Sound

Anne Hyvarinen

Scenic Artist

Ben Jacoby

Craft Service

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Andrea Johnson

Office Production Assistant

Blind Willie Johnson

Music Arranger

Prudence Johnson

Song Performer

Scott Jolstad

Grip

L. Q. Jones

Song Performer

Tony Judge

Producer

Marty Jurek

Production Assistant

Kevin Karpinski

Grip

Garrison Keillor

Song Performer

Garrison Keillor

Story By

Garrison Keillor

Source Material

Garrison Keillor

Music Lyrics

Garrison Keillor

Song

Garrison Keillor

Screenplay

Garrison Keillor

Music

Jason Keillor

Sound Engineer

James M Kelly

Driver

Gloria Kim

Extras Casting Assistant

Neil Kimmelfield

Consultant

Jim Kindt

Grip

Zach Kirshner

Editorial Assistant

Bruce Kitzmeyer

Sound Editor

Kevin Kline

Music

Kevin Kline

Song Performer

Cole Koehler

Camera Assistant

Dan Korintus

Sound Editor

Anthony Kounouklos

On-Line Editor

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Annette Kudrak

Music Editor

Drew Kunin

Sound

Edward Lachman

Director Of Photography

Avi Laniado

Sound Engineer

Terry Laudermilch

Sound Re-Recordist

Ken Lazebnik

Story By

David Levy

Producer

Ted Lichtenheld

Camera

Michael Lindquist

Assistant Camera

Felicia Linsky

Makeup

Lindsay Lohan

Song Performer

Kate Mackenzie

Music

S Catrin Magnusson

Art Department Coordinator

Andy Malcolm

Foley

Anna Malkin

Foley

Chris Malone

Electrician

Maeve Mannion

Production Accountant

Jolynn Martin

Assistant

Anthony Maslow

Caterer

Eric Mcallister

Assistant Sound Editor

Andrea Mcavey

Production Assistant

Luke Mccarter

Stand-In

James Mcmillan

Key Grip

Kevin G Miller

Special Effects Assistant

Mary Moga

Extras Casting Assistant

Kathy Mueller

Song

Anne Marie Murphy

Rights & Clearances

Hannah Myers

Costumes

Jane Myers-williams

Costume Supervisor

Rick Neff

Camera

Tim Nelson

Set Production Assistant

David O'neill

Archival Footage

Amber Lee Olivier

Extras Casting Assistant

Mary Olson

Stand-In

Rory Olson

Grip

Peter Ostroushko

Song Performer

Peter Ostroushko

Song

Michael M Pagan

Grip

Jason Painter

Camera

Eliza Paley

Supervising Sound Editor

John Penotti

Executive Producer

Craig Peterschmidt

Grip

Tora Peterson

Set Decorator

Bill Pohlad

Executive Producer

Roger J Poirier

Caterer

David S Pope

Dolly Grip

Lisa Powers

Seamstress Supervisor

Michael Primmer

Boom Operator

Sarah Regan

Painter

John C. Reilly

Song Performer

Mary Reitz

Production

Rachel V Richardson

Accounting Assistant

Scott Rivard

Sound

Film Details

Also Known As
El Ășltimo show, Prairie Home Companion
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Anthology
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Laura Comerford
Distribution Company
Picturehouse
Location
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 10, 2006

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States February 2006

Released in United States March 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Big Nights) April 20-May 4, 2006.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Opening Night/Spotlight Premiere) March 10-18, 2006.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 1-10, 2006.

Based on the radio variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" written and performed by Garrison Keillor.

Picturehouse acquired distribution rights for a reported $3.75 million.

Released in United States Summer June 9, 2006

Released in United States on Video October 10, 2006

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Big Nights) April 20-May 4, 2006.)

Released in United States February 2006 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.)

Released in United States March 2006 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Opening Night/Spotlight Premiere) March 10-18, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 1-10, 2006.)

Released in United States Summer June 9, 2006