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Trailer For Richard Linklater Documentary ‘Dream Is Destiny’ Released
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Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

IFC Films has released a new trailer for Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny, a documentary taking a closer look at the life and career of the five-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater.

Linklater has directed various titles such as Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, Waking Life, School of Rock, Before Sunset, A Scanner Darkly, Bernie, Before Midnight, Boyhood, and his latest title, Everybody Wants Some!!

You can read more about Dream is Destiny and check out the trailer below.


A feature-length documentary on the life and work of filmmaker, Richard Linklater. Produced and Directed by Louis Black (founder of SXSW Festivals and the Austin Chronicle), this documentary for PBS’ American Masters series is an unusual look at a fiercely independent style of filmmaking that arose from Austin, Texas in the 1980s/ early 90’s. It is an unconventional look at how Linklater’s films of that period, Slacker, Dazed and Confused and Before Sunrise, sparked a low budget, in your own backyard movement in this country and around the world.

This documentary takes the viewer from the Academy Awards for the acclaimed, Boyhood, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Linklater’s latest film, Everybody Wants Some, to be released by Paramount and Annapurna Pictures in the Spring of 2016. Throughout the film, Richard Linklater himself addresses his own life at mid-career point, at times while embarrassed and shy. He tells of the influential array of filmmakers, playwrights and criminals that continue to form his own independent work, and the philosophical modalities which have guided the path; all in conversation with Louis Black, an Austin-based journalist who has known him since the 1980’s.

Other interviews include Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Jonathan Demme, and Sandra Adair, Julie Delpy, members of the Linklater family, Clark Walker and more.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny is directed by Black and Karen Bernstein, and is set to be released in limited theaters and via video on demand on August 5th.


One of the foremost American filmmakers of our time, Richard Linklater achieved cult immortality with the “˜90s classic Dazed and Confused, won critical respect for the sublime Before trilogy, and redefined cinematic storytelling with the groundbreaking Boyhood. But along the way, the director’s unconventional working methods and fierce independence have frequently put him at odds with the industry. Through interviews with both the filmmaker and many of his closest collaborators, this revealing profile traces Linklater’s life and work””from the DIY landmark Slacker to his latest comedy Everybody Wants Some!!””shedding light on how a creative visionary carved out a one-of-a-kind career unbeholden to the Hollywood machine.

[Source: IFC Films via /Film]

1 Comment »

  1. What a slacker !

    Comment by PulSamsara — July 6, 2016 @ 6:42 pm

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