BONUS EPISODE: Slacker, Indie Cinema & How to Become a Filmmaker with Richard Linklater & Katie Cokinos
Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
Well I put out an episode back in 2019 putting my dream list of guests out into the universe and in the past four months I've been humbled to have some amazing filmmakers and screenwriters on the show. Incredibly one of those dream guests has made his way on the show today. We are joined by indie film icon and Oscar® nominated writer/director Richard Linklater. Richard was one of the filmmakers who helped to launch the independent film movement that we know today with his classic 1991 indie film Slacker. So today, we will not only dive into the extraordinary career of Richard Linklater but also that of collaborator and longtime friend writer/director Katie Cokinos.If this is your introduction to Linklater and his work, here are a few highlights you must know; Linklater helped launch the 90s indie film renaissance with his film Slacker.The producer, director has juggled the TV, film, short-film, and documentary genres seamlessly over his career - typically focusing in fine detail on generational rites and mores with rare compassion and understanding while definitively capturing the 20-something culture of his era through a series of nuanced, illuminating ensemble pieces which introduced any number of talented young actors into the Hollywood eco-system.One of the talents to emerge from this era is the Texas native, Matthew McConaughey in Linklater’s third movie and VHS smash hit, Dazed and Confused. Based on Linklater’s years at Huntsville High School and the people he encountered there, the film shadows the adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.Throughout his career Richard has chosen to tell stories about the human condition, while many times making us laugh and cry at the same time. I found an immense philosophical under current to most of his life's work. From The Before Trilogy to Boyhood, his films tackle topics in an honest, raw and deeper way that is not normally seen in filmmaking.Many of the actors who work with Richard call him the "Zen Director" on set. His philosophy can be felt throughout his work. He often tells long and transformative coming of age stories over years, if not decades, something that is unique to him.His Oscar® nominated film Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.Now the other remarkable filmmaker in this conversation is Katie Cokinos. She has made over ten short films and in 2000 wrote, directed, and acted in the feature film, Portrait of a Girl as a Young Catwhich premiered at SXSW. Katie produced Eagle Pennell’s film, Heart Full of Soul (1990); was a publicist for Richard Linklater’s Slacker, (1990). She was the Managing Director of the Austin Film Society, 1990-95.Her latest film is the coming of age story I Dream Too Much, co-produced by Richard. Here's a bit about the film:Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives. Highlights include a UFO buff who adamantly insists that the U.S. has been on the moon since the 1950s, a woman who produces a glass slide purportedly of Madonna's pap smear, and an old anarchist who sympathetically shares his philosophy of life with a robber.So much was covered in this EPIC 2 hours conversation. I need to stop here and let you dive in.Enjoy my conversation with Richard Linklater and Katie Cokinos.
EP72 BOYHOOD (dir. Richard Linklater) with Rebecca Riddell
Choose Film: A Reel Retrospective
Welcome to 072 of Choose Film: A Reel Retrospective podcast.We're going through ch, ch, ch changes. We welcome our new Co-Host, Nicola Docherty... Say our goodbyes to Rebecca and discuss the 12 years in the making 'Boyhood', directed by Richard LinklaterSYNOPSISThe joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater). Vignettes, filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years, capture family meals, road trips, birthday parties, graduations and other important milestones. Songs from Coldplay, Arcade Fire and other artists capture the time period. Directed by Richard Linklater.Links In ConversationTwitter - @riddellrTwitter - @LinksLockdownInsta - @riddellrebeccaCreative RecommendationsShort film TrifleDrama centring on a grieving pharmacist and a trifle-loving methadone patient.https://www.facebook.com/trifleshortfilmVimeo - https://vimeo.com/395963161?fbclid=IwAR2tlZBSLHX2QaQer9CYua3E0bODLs-eo2pGsANlyXlekNHJY32dSsE01pYThe HB Film Festhttps://www.hbfilmfestival.comhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hb-film-festival-2022-tickets-388542780917Everything I Know About Love (Paperback)Dolly Alderton (author)https://www.waterstones.com/book/everything-i-know-about-love/dolly-alderton/9780241982105Sci-Fi Short Film "Transmission" | DUST | Online PremiereUFOs? Alien abduction? A boy finds the key to extraterrestrial connection but loses his brother in the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAOlRrNqu4I
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with Richard Linklater to mark 20 years since he began filming "Boyhood" in 2002, filming scenes every year for 12 years for a literal coming-of-age story that's become a masterpiece of American cinema. They spoke during the film's release in 2014 en route to six Academy Award nominations and a pair of Golden Globe wins for Best Picture and Best Director. (Royalty-Free Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion")
The “Cinephile Cuties” are ready to watch amble around Austin. That’s because they’re chatting about Richard Linklater’s ‘Slacker.’If you like this show, join our Patreon!Follow Farthouse on Twitter and InstagramFollow Patrick and Casey on TwitterAnd follow Patrick and Casey on Letterboxd
Richard Linklater is on the pod to talk about his career in film making and his new movie Apollo 10½: A Space Age ChildhoodWe also talk about Peter Bogdanovich, Caveh Zahedi, Robert Rodriguez, Scott Rudin, Trees Lounge (1996), Generation X and Henry David Thoreau
"I've been accused of being the hangout movie guy, and that's fine. Because cinema can do that really well," says Richard Linklater, whose latest film is the beautiful Apollo 10 1/2. Richard Linklater is one of our all-time favorite filmmakers, and Apollo 10 1/2 may be the most Richard Linklater of all Richard Linklater movies. He amicably fields our questions about how his beloved Austin has changed, the importance of '70s cartoons, the dumbest conspiracy theory, and the state of movies. He also knows a lot about NASA. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Richard Linklater - 'Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood' [LIVE]
In front of an audience at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, the city he has long called home, this indie filmmaker's indie filmmaker reflects on the medical diagnosis that led him to abandon sports for filmmaking, how he has navigated the biz to get his personal vision on the screen regardless of the size of his budget, and what is at the root of his fascination with time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Woody Adjacent - Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy - Before Midnight (2013)
The Woody Allen Retrospective Podcast
We are back.. ironically 9 months after speaking about the previous 2 movies in this much beloved movie series.. and it's fair to say we purposefully separated this discussion from the other two as it feels warranted... if you feel like digging in the weeds of this movie / series Expectations for a movie can certainly lead to dissapointment dangerous if you become invested in the story and don't quite appreciate a tonal change.. this discussion is probably more for the hardcore followers of this series.. If you are one of the hardcore fans - please consider hearing us out in full before you tear us apart in the comments for our critical thoughts :P Lets get in the weeds for - 2013's - Before Midnight Anyhoo....... PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING US VIA PATREON https://www.patreon.com/woodyretro AND ALL OUR OTHER MENTIONED / SOCIAL LINKS CAN BE FOUND BELOW https://linktr.ee/woodyretro