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Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 August 2016 (USA)
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A feature documentary on the life and work of filmmaker, Richard Linklater. Produced and Directed by Louis Black (founder of SXSW Festivals and the Austin Chronicle) and Karen Bernstein (... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sandra Adair ... Herself - Editor
Patricia Arquette ... Herself
Michael Barker ... Himself - Orion Classics, Sony Pictures Classics
Jack Black ... Himself
Louis Black ... Himself - Co-founder, Austin Chronicle
Ellar Coltrane ... Himself
Julie Delpy ... Herself
Jonathan Demme ... Himself - Filmmaker
Ethan Hawke ... Himself
Kent Jones ... Himself - Film Society of Lincoln Center
Chuck Linklater Chuck Linklater ... Himself - Father
Jacque Linklater Jacque Linklater ... Herself - Step-mother
Richard Linklater ... Himself
Tricia Linklater Tricia Linklater ... Herself - Sister
Matthew McConaughey ... Himself
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A feature documentary on the life and work of filmmaker, Richard Linklater. Produced and Directed by Louis Black (founder of SXSW Festivals and the Austin Chronicle) and Karen Bernstein (Emmy and Grammy Award winning documentary filmmaker), this is an unusual look at a fiercely independent style of filmmaking that arose from Austin, Texas in the 1980s/ early 90's and how Linklater's films, Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life and Boyhood, sparked a low budget, in your own backyard movement in this country and around the world.

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Richard Linklater: A Tribute to a Great Austin Director
13 March 2016 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

Dream is Destiny is an enjoyable tribute to Austin's greatest directing talent and was extremely well-received during its showing at Austin's SXSW Film Festival where Linklater is adored. It is mostly focused on showing and discussing clips from Linklater's oeuvre. The clips are enjoyable and well-chosen. The film offers some insight into Linklater's development. The interviews with him and his friends are entertaining. And yet, a film done his close friends is more of a tribute than a serious critical examination of his work. The film was co-directed by his close friend Louis Black (co-founder of SXSW and the Austin Chronicle). Almost by definition it lacks the critical depth needed for serious documentary filmmaking. It is informative and entertaining, but more nostalgic than really in-depth. It skips over his weaker films and focuses on his more iconic works. It also chronicles some of the changes in Austin, TX and the Austin film scene that has grown up around him. It is certainly a good introduction to his work for those who aren't familiar and provides a nice walk down memory lane for fans. Still, a much better documentary could be made about Linklater and his works.


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