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Richard Linklater’s latest film to open 2016 SXSW Film Festival

Director Richard Linklater shared his experiences about making the groundbreaking film, “Boyhood” with Friends of the LBJ Library members at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 27, 2015. (Photo by Lauren Gerson.)

Richard Linklater’s latest film, Everybody Wants Some, will open the 23rd South by Southwest® (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on March 11, 2016. The coming-of-age comedy, directed and written by Richard Linklater, is framed by college life in the 80s. The film focuses on a group of college baseball players working their way through the new-found liberties and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. In an interview, Mr. Linklater said this film picks up where his award-winning film Boyhood ended.

In a recent press release, SXSW organizers explained Mr. Linklater, who also founded the Austin Film Society in 1985, is a world-class filmmaker who put Austin on the map.

His credits include Slacker, Dazed and ConfusedWaking LifeScanner DarklySchool of RockBernie, Fast Food Nation, the Midnight trilogy and last year’s Academy Award®-nominated Boyhood. Boyhood, released in 2014,  received six Oscar nominations, and Patricia Arquette won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. “We are so thrilled to … Read More

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Anthony Bourdain’s BONE IN THE THROAT premieres Saturday March 14

Posted by Amanda Venable

Based on celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s novel BONE IN THE THROAT, the film is a gritty fast- paced story about a young ambitious chef who finds himself trapped as a witness to a murder in his own kitchen. He gets pulled into the East End London mob by his Uncle who expects him to step up and join the family business. He now has to work quickly to undo his uncle’s mess, while staying alive and out of jail.

BONE IN THE THROAT was written by Graham Henman and Mark Townend and directed by Graham Henman. The film stars Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”), Tom Wilkinson (“Selma”, “Michael Clayton”), Andy Nyman (“Death at a Funeral”) and Vanessa Kirby (“Jupiter Ascending”). It is executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Ron Perlman, and Jamie Donaldson, and produced by Lenny Beckerman, Maggie Monteith, and Nick Thurlow.  It runs for 96 minutes and is not yet rated by the MPAA.


BONE IN THE THROAT is screening at SXSW at the following times:

Saturday, March 14 @ 6:30 p.m. – World Premiere

Alamo Ritz (320 E 6th St)

 Monday, March 16 @ 9:00 p.m.
Violet Crown Cinema (434 West 2nd St)

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“CHEF” serves up warm delights at SXSW 2014

At the movies with Covo & Covo

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By Angela Covo and Frederic Covo

Jon Favreau, writer, director and lead in the new film “Chef,” gets back to his cinematic roots and serves up a delicious indie based on an idea “that hit me all at once.”

“And then I wrote this thing (I have a lot of really, really good 8-page scripts, by the way). I didn’t want to lose the scent, I was tracking it like a creature in the woods — and in less than a couple of weeks it was written,” he shared.

After a couple of huge films (think Ironman), the friendly, easygoing filmmaker said the landscape is ripe for doing smaller films.

“You can do smaller movies now again. I think that’s really good for all of us, because the big films have to appeal to everybody … to make its money back. But little ones like this, you can create for you and for an audience that will connect … Read More

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