American Masters: Richard Linklater – Dream is Destiny

(Rochester, NY) – Slacker, indie filmmaker, Oscar-nominated creator of “Boyhood,” “Slacker” and “Dazed and Confused” – Richard Linklater (b. July 30, 1960) is all these things and more. Boasting a trove of never-before-seen archival footage, American Masters: Richard Linklater – Dream is Destiny provides an unconventional look at the fiercely independent style of filmmaking that emerged out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s with Linklater as its poster boy. The new documentary about the writer, director, producer, and actor premieres Friday, September 1, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Early writings from Linklater’s journals, telling interviews shot at his home and cinéma vérité footage from the set of Everybody Wants Some!! reveal his fearless approach and the extent to which his filmmaking existed, and continues to exist, decidedly outside of the production power bases of Hollywood and New York. Clips from his most beloved films, including Slacker, Dazed and Confused, the Before trilogy and Boyhood, and new interviews with actors and collaborators Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Julie Delpy and Kevin Smith, as well as colleagues and friends, including Kent Jones, John Pierson and the late Jonathan Demme, demonstrate his collaborative spirit and process.

Pictured: Richard Linklater
Credit: Courtesy of Detour Films

 

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