For more than three decades, Richard Linklater has maintained a fierce creative independence—forged in the vibrant alternative scene of Austin, Texas—across boundary-pushing microbudget experiments and major studio projects alike. Selected by the director himself, this tour through his filmography encompasses everything from a loose-limbed 1920s heist romp (THE NEWTON BOYS) to an animated science-fiction head-trip (A SCANNER DARKLY) to a ripped-from-the-headlines dark comedy (BERNIE), bringing together unsung gems and modern classics. Though his work zigs and zags unpredictably, it’s united by an abiding fascination with the complexities of human connection and the inexorability of time’s passage—whether it be across one day (as in his Gen X anthem SLACKER) or more than a decade (as in his twelve-years-in-the-making magnum opus BOYHOOD). Mixing features, rare short films, documentaries, and experimental works, this personal selection of Linklateriana reveals the remarkable breadth and depth of one of contemporary cinema’s most restlessly innovative voices.
Directed by Richard Linklater • 1991 • United States
This experimental video consists solely of film leaders—countdowns used by motion-picture projectionists to cue reel changes—submitted to the Austin Film Society between 1987 and 1990 and edited together by Richard Linklater.
Directed by Richard Linklater • 2018 • United States
In 2018 Richard Linklater wrote and directed these five humorous and pointed political attack ads aimed at ousting Senator Ted Cruz. The actor featured in the spots is Sonny Carl Davis, who appears in Linklater’s BERNIE and stars in Eagle Penn...