Heading to Sundance with Richard Linklater

On Film / Short Takes — Dec 8, 2015

The Sundance Film Festival’s 2016 documentary premieres lineup, announced yesterday, will feature Richard Linklater—dream is destiny, the directorial debut of Louis Black, a resident of Austin, Texas, who cofounded South by Southwest and the Austin Chronicle (which he also edits). Black’s film, heading to Park City this January, will explore the tremendous contribution Linklater made to Austin’s now-thriving film community during its rise in the 1990s, as both a filmmaker and a founder of the Austin Film Society (on which Black was a founding board member). The film, codirected by producer Karen Bernstein, is composed of archival footage and new interviews with Linklater, as well as interviews with his collaborators—including actors Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette, and Linklater’s longtime editor Sandra Adair.

“Richard Linklater is the catalyst behind the advance of the Texas film community as we know it today and is a natural choice for its face to the world,” said Black about his decision to make the film.

Read more about Richard Linklater—dream is destiny here and check out our recent interview with Linklater about the thirtieth anniversary of the Austin Film Society.