2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Richard Linklater - dream is destiny

Tuesday, March 15
4:00PM - 5:30PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd


Hashtags: #sxsw #linklaterdoc

DREAM IS DESTINY is a feature-length documentary film on the life and work of Richard Linklater. Produced/Directed by Louis Black and Karen Bernstein, DREAM IS DESTINY is an unusual look at a fiercely independent film style that emerged from Austin, Texas in the 1990s, and the impact on a generation of do it yourself filmmakers who craved a career off the Hollywood/NYC grid. RICHARD LINKLATER - DREAM IS DESTINY charts the course of his career on and off the studio grid, from his groundbreaking film, SLACKER in 1991, to the award-winning BOYHOOD (2014) and includes behind the scenes footage from his soon-to-be-released college comedy, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 90min

Director: Louis Black, Karen Bernstein

Executive Producer: Alan Berg, Abe Zimmerman, John and Amy McCall, Anne Akiko Meyers,

Producer: Louis Black, Karen Bernstein, Dawn Johnson

Cinematographer: David Layton

Editor: Nevie Owens

Production Designer: David Layton, Mike Nicholson

Sound Designer: Eric Friend

Music: Graham Reynolds

Additional Credits: Animation and Graphics Design: Mike Nicholson, Archive Producer: Susanne Mason, Colorist: Joe Malina, Assistant Editor: Nina Vizcarrondo, Associate Producer: Sandy Boone, Associate Producer: Kristin Johansen-Berg, Additional Camera: Scott Sinkler, Deborah Eve Lewis, Yuta Yamaguchi, Art Director: Kakii Keenan, Story Consultants: Jason Wehling, Andrew Logan, Production Associate: Mark Vance

Principal Cast: Richard Linklater, Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Kevin Smith, Julie Delpy, Tricia Linklater, Clark Walker, Tommy Pallotta


Black co-founded THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE, and helped to launch SXSW. He has been a producer on many narrative and documentary films but this is his directorial debut.
Bernstein is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning filmmaker in Austin. She has produced films for PBS American Masters, including portraits of Lou Reed & Ella Fitzgerald.

Sales Agent: John Sloss

Public Film Contact
Dawn Johnson
Arts + Labor, Black / Bernstein Productions, LLC
(512) 422-7404

Publicity Contact
Annie Bush



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