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"...It’s been a quarter-century since Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater released Slacker, a sublime and crafty-cool, ultra-low-budget masterpiece that’s probably inspired more young filmmakers to take up their own cameras than any other late-20th century film I can think of. Slacker famously meandered around the then-relatively sleepy college town, following the director’s own dreamy, internal logic and set the tone-poem template for so much of this genuine American auteur to come..."
"...There's this guy … a filmmaker, a small-time local guy … you might've heard of. Richard Linklater? Yeah, dude is busy...."
"...There’s enough commentary from a variety of speakers about Richard Linklater’s artistic voice in this documentary that even those who’ve closely followed the filmmaker’s extraordinary career from the get-go will remain engaged. And when there’s not, there’s always the entertaining animated segments that pop up with regularity to illustrate ideas...."
"...Mutual admiration societies can be off-putting, but this is a club you want to be a part of. This compelling fly-on-the-wall documentary spies in on two longtime friends, Austin's Richard Linklater and the experimental landscape/human portraitist James Benning, as they chew over their careers, passions, and influences on each other...."
"...Facts, especially in a time of war, are not just a matter of right and wrong. When it comes to how we prop up our worldviews, writer/director Richard Linklater said, "The truth is a blunt instrument."..."
"...Think film and Austin, and you think Richard Linklater. Think film posters and Austin, and you think Mondo..."
"...It's hard to remember how many times filmmaker and Austin Film Society Artistic Director Richard Linklater has been on the cover of The Austin Chronicle. This is not even to consider how many more times we've featured interviews with him, articles on him, and pieces by him (as well as film reviews and previews)..."
"...Following last year's world premiere of Richard Linklater: dream is destiny at the Sundance Film Festival, Louis Black said, "I never thought about whether or not people would like the film; it just didn't cross my mind." But with the documentary heading to its television premiere on Friday, Sept. 1, as part of PBS's American Masters series, such a thought has by now become impossible to ignore...."
"...The title of this new Austin Film Society series – Jewels in the Wasteland: A Trip Through Eighties Cinema With Richard Linklater – is telling. Not the part about Linklater curating and being on hand to present and discuss these films (the film society's founder and artistic director has always been diligently involved with the organization and its programming)..."
"...Richard Linklater is a man with time on his mind. Temporality is David T..."
"...This weekend sees the local release of Richard Linklater: dream is destiny, a portrait of the life and career of the Austin filmmaker. To celebrate this release, we take a look back in the archives of the Chronicle to offer up some backstory...."
"...It's always a great moment when a film fan becomes a filmmaker, so allow us a particular moment of pride in announcing that Austin Chronicle co-founder and Editor Louis Black will be debuting his first feature as a director, Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, at the Sundance Film Festival...."
"...Franklin and long, long lines. Some combinations just scream "Austin!" It's time to add another to the list, with Mondo Gallery announcing that its next show will be a tribute to Richard Linklater...."
"...Austin-based film maker Richard Linklater has lost his lawsuit against his insurance company after they refused to cover the loss of his film making archive. Linklater's attorney Mark Kincaid confirmed that he will be appealing the ruling...."
"...Hometown hero Richard Linklater's classic movies Dazed & Confused, Slacker, and Boyhood are all already members of the elite Criterion club, but Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight just joined the roster, and as a first-time box set. The set's multimedia special features include Athina Rachel Tsangari's new documentary, After Before (about the making of Before Midnight in Greece), an essay by critic Dennis Lim with photograph stills, and an episode of NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross hosting Linklater, along with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy..."
"...In mid-February, Ethan Hawke was in town for a two-night berth at the Austin Film Society, screening a 35mm print of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead – Sidney Lumet's last film and one of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman's great performances – as well as taking part in a conversation with his longtime collaborator and friend Richard Linklater, who, incidentally, is the subject of a new documentary by Louis Black, Richard Linklater: dream is destiny, co-directed with Karen Bernstein. With all three screening films at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival, they gathered at Louis Black's home in Hyde Park for a 90-minute conversation, presented here and only lightly edited. ETHAN BEING INTERVIEWED BY RICK AND LOUIS..."
"...There's a moment in Richard Linklater's 1998 crime drama, The Newton Boys, when the eponymous bank robbers bemoan the existence of an insurance company. The filmmaker may be excused the same feelings, as he is currently suing his insurers over the loss of his personal filmmaking archive, destroyed in the 2011 Bastrop fires...."
"...The lineup features a host of global debuts, including 21 Years: Richard Linklater, the new documentary about Austin's most renowned and lauded director...."
"...Richard Linklater made Time magazine's prestigious 100 most influential people list. He made the artist section, alongside fellow director Christopher Nolan, comedy powerhouse Amy Schumer, and painter Chris Ofili..."
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, Cicely Tyson, J..."
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Glen Powell, J..."
"...But this one was a no-brainer. With Everybody Wants Some, Richard Linklater's "spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused, slated to open the Festival; his nine-time collaborator (and Austin native) Ethan Hawke appearing in two South By movies, Chet Baker drama Born to Be Blue and the Ti West Western In a Valley of Violence; and Louis Black – co-founder of The Austin Chronicle and SXSW and, with Linklater, a founding board member of the Austin Film Society – bringing the Texas premiere of his and co-director Karen Bernstein's Linklater documentary, Richard Linklater: dream is destiny, to the Festival, it just seemed like so much kismet..."
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Walter Lassally, Ariane Labed, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Athina Rachel Tsangari and Panos Koronis...."
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater...."
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux, Rick Dial and Sonny Carl Davis...."
"...When entering a theatre to see any film by director Richard Linklater for the first time, one can't be sure what to expect. Clearly he tackles each film on its own terms, attempting some harmonic cinematic consistency between style, acting, story, and theme..."
"...Richard Linklater is busy. So busy, in fact, that even though he lives in the Austin area, the only chance we have to talk for a major profile in his hometown's weekly paper is an hourlong phone call while he's on an airport layover in New York..."
"...Looks like the Academy has finally caught on to something Austin’s known all along – that Richard Linklater is a pretty terrific filmmaker. He’s just earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Director...."
"...Stepping into the interview suite at the Four Seasons during South by Southwest to speak with director Richard Linklater and co-star Matthew McConaughey about their new film Bernie, you instantly forget all the awkward trappings of the studio press tour and instead feel cosseted by the comfortable familiarity shared by these old friends. Bernie is a supremely Texas movie based on a strange-but-true crime story set in Carthage, Texas – a story that originally caught Linklater's eye in a Texas Monthly piece written by Skip Hollandsworth, who eventually co-wrote the screenplay with Linklater..."
"...Richard Linklater When future biographers write their surveys of the film career of Richard Linklater (a career which, by that unspecified future date, will certainly be associated with dozens more movies and other projects), they will all cite subUrbia -- the new Linklater film opening in Austin this Friday -- as a transitional key. In terms of working methods and subject matter, Linklater's fifth feature film represents something of a departure from his previous work...."
"...In 2005, a reporter asked Augie Garrido for his thoughts upon winning his second NCAA championship at the University of Texas and his fifth career title. He responded, "We're lookin' for a shortstop for next year." No wonder he carries the title of baseball's winningest coach ever and – as some of the participants in Richard Linklater's newest film, Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach, would argue – greatest coach ever...."
"...Richard Linklater met Rachel Tsangari when he cast her in Slacker. Recently arrived from Greece, Tsangari (whose first name is pronounced "Rah-heel") showed up and promptly landed a role as Rachel (pronounced "Rah-heel"), the cousin from Greece..."
"...Ten years ago this summer, in 1989, Richard Linklater and crew took to the streets of Austin and filmed the now-classic movie Slacker. Little did anyone realize at the time that the movie would evolve into one of the defining landmarks of Austin's cultural history..."
"...Richard Linklater on the set of The Newton Boys photograph by Clark Walker Racing up I-35, we're at our exit in about 20 minutes. Right near the exit, we pull off the access road and onto a large field filled with cars, where we park..."
"...During the summer of 1989, Richard Linklater and a merry band of Austin filmmakers shot the movie that was eventually to become known as Slacker, a film that has over the years earned a reputation as a landmark American independent work, a narratively inventive and culturally significant film whose stature and influence is still widely felt. During the summer of 1990, Linklater booked the finished film into the Dobie Theatre for a self-supported run, where it continued to play to enthusiastic local audiences for an entire year..."
"...There’s a myth about cinema that Richard Linklater wants to debunk: that cinema was great in the Seventies, and then the Eighties were a corporate hellscape before being rescued by indie auteurs. While he’s the first to concede that middle decade’s imperfections, his “Jewels in the Wasteland” series is designed to set the record a little bit straighter..."
"...There's no "I" in team: That's the wisdom at the heart of Richard Linklater's latest feature Everybody Wants Some!!. Loosely based on his own experiences as a college baseball player, its depiction of the three days before classes begin in the fall of 1980 shows a band of individuals coming together as a cohesive unit..."
"...Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film Photographs by Matt Lankes; commentary by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, and Matt Lankes University of Texas Press, 200pp., $50..."
"...SXSW 2016 begins next week. Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some is having its world premiere, Ethan Hawke plays Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue and stars in In a Valley of Violence, a spaghetti Western..."
"...In this week's News Roundup, flood relief efforts are far from complete, a judge rules that Richard Linklater's insurance company does not have to pay for his burned archives, City Council defends its assessment of Austin's commercial property values, and a defeated Council candidate might lose again in court...."
"...That's because in addition to it marking the actress Delpy's feature-filmmaking debut, Delpy also co-stars in the film as well as being credited as the film's producer, scriptwriter, editor, and music composer/performer. All those tasks would be a lot for a seasoned auteur to pull off successfully, so the ambition seems a mite reckless for a first-timer – even one who has been nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Before Sunset with co-authors Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke..."
"...Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach, Director Richard Linklater's documentary about legendary University of Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido, will be available on DVD June 2. Obviously and quite publicly, Linklater is internationally known as one of the most exciting, innovative, and creative filmmakers working..."
"...Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly is so trippily in touch with the current cultural zeitgeist that it rattles you to your core. You walk out of the theatre dazed and confused, unsure of whether what you've just witnessed is fiction or fact..."
"...A week prior to the theatrical release of Richard Linklater's Bad News Bears last Friday, locating an unrented copy of the original film here in the director's video-gorged stomping grounds proved as easy as getting Major League Baseball to pardon Pete Rose. Finally flagged down (try the Movie Store on Guadalupe), Michael Ritchie's swift kick in the athletic supporter of our great American pastime by a misfit squad of little leaguers and their "cruddy alkie" coach still clears fences few would have predicted in the bicentennial year of its championship season..."
"...Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater are two names synonymous with Austin. Their work is diverse, boundless, and endlessly creative..."
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: a cast of hundreds..."
"...Richard Linklater was hoping to have a nice, quiet private screening of his upcoming film Bernie on Sunday: As he announced yesterday, he and his stars have turned it into a major fundraiser for victims of the Bastrop fires. Linklater said..."
"...have nothing on the home-town crowd. Richard Linklater's new film Bernie opened on Friday in exclusive runs in New York, L.A., and Austin, and experienced the best opening weekend ever for a Linklater film...."