American Masters Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of “Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny”

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28 August 2017
Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny
Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS
“Richard Linklater -- dream is destiny”
Friday, September 1 at 9 PM ET on PBS
(Check your local listings)

          “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 premieres nationwide Friday, September 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

          Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and new interviews with Richard Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Jack Black and others. Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is all these things and more.


          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.
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