21 Years: Richard Linklater Official Selection Austin Film Festival 2014

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 21 Years: Richard Linklater will have its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival on Friday October 24, 2014, 7:00pm- 8pm at Paramount Theatre. The documentary, directed by Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood will make the most anticipated debut in Austin, beloved home of the well-known filmmaker “Richard Linklater.” He is recognized by his films "Slacker "(Kevin Smith), "Dazed and Confused" (Matthew McConaughey), "Boyhood" (Ethan Hawke), "School of Rock" (Jack Black), "Bad News Bears"(Billy Bob Thornton), "A Scanner Darkly" (Keanu Reeves), "Before Sunrise" (Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke), "Me and Orson Welles" (Zac Efron), "Before Midnight" (Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke), among many others.  Austin loves Richard Linklater; he is a treasure of the city, and there is not a better place to hold the world premiere. The night of October 24th is going to be exceptionally special for anyone who’s there and particularly his fans. He is advocate and an active contributor to film culture and he is one of the founders of The Austin Film Society in 1985.



Plot Summary

“It's been said that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist. Few directors have single-handedly shaken up the film establishment like the godfather of indie, Richard Linklater. From the groundbreaking SLACKER to his innovative BOYHOOD, Linklater has reached the 21-year mark and has unapologetically carved his signature into American pop culture.  

Get a raw and honest perspective on Richard through candid conversations with Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Keanu Reeves, Billy Bob Thornton, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Reitman, Julie Delpy and others, and see their stories brought to life through hilarious animated sequences. For a man who became famous for celebrating the cool and casual, Linklater emerges as a surprisingly strategic and visionary director who has already established a legacy and perfected a style that can't be denied.”

Learn about the filmmakers in attendance for the world premier of "21 Years: Richard Linklater"



Michael Dunaway (Director, Producer) @michaeldunaway

The Editor of the Movies Section of Paste Magazine, and the co-founder and Creative Director of Gasoline Films and Poitier & Dunaway Motion Pictures. He is a producer and the director of 21 Years: Richard Linklater.  At Cannes 2014, it was announced that the film has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures. He was the director and producer of The Man Who Ate New Orleans, which debuted on PBS and included Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock, Emmy winner Natalia Livingston, and James Beard winners John Currence, John Besh, and Tory McPhail. Previously he was a producer and director on several shorter projects, including serving as a segment director on Frank Kelly’s groundbreaking film 140, which won the Bronze Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival. His short film Bread won Best US Narrative Short at the 2011 Rome International Film Festival, where it premiered. He was an Associate Producer on 2011 Independent Spirit Award nominee An African Election.


Tara Wood (Co-Director, Producer)

Tara Wood currently serves as CEO of International Film Sales Company Wood Entertainment. Tara produces, sources financing and manages rights for films in various stages of production and development.  As a sales agent, she focuses on 10-20 feature films per year consisting of all genres, to acquire, market and distribute in the domestic and international marketplace, attending all major film markets including Cannes, AFM and Berlin since 1999. 

Raised in New Jersey, she has been working in filmed entertainment for over 20 years between Los Angeles and Austin. She has most recently created an international consulting firm, The Company with partner, Miriam Elchanan, to support independent filmmakers in the development of their films for valuable international distribution.

Tara maintains a diverse network of talent and strong relationships among Hollywood’s key players allowing the creation of the 21 YEARS SERIES and is defining herself as a leader in today’s independent film community.




Jay Duplass writer/ Director. Jeff, Who Lives At Home, The Puffy Charir, Baghead. Actor in The Mindy Project. Follow Duplass on Twitter @jayduplass for questions.

Join the "21 Years: Richard Linklater" World Premiere After-Party

Where: Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

When: Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 9pm- Midnight

Cost: $20 donation at the door "Austin Film Society Benefit"

Featuring: DJ Jeff Strange










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