American Masters

Why Richard Linklater makes films about time

Clip: 09/01/2017 | 3m 7s | Video has closed captioning.

Ellar Coltrane speaks about Richard Linklater's work - his focus on time, reality, and his effort to make films about real people. Slacker. Indie filmmaker. Oscar nominee. Writer, director, producer, actor Richard Linklater is all these things and more, a poster boy for the fiercely independent style of filmmaking that emerged out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Aired: 09/01/17

Rating: NR

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