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Louis Black’s Linklater doc to debut at Sundance Jan. 26

4:29 pm Dec. 7, 2015

Austin Chronicle and SXSW co-founder, Louis Black’s début documentary “Richard Linklater – dream is destiny” will première at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 26.

The doc, which focuses on the life and career of the Austin

Watch: ‘Boyhood’ star Ethan Hawke talks Tolstoy with Charlie Rose

4:20 pm Feb. 11, 2015

Austin native Ethan Hawke appeared on “Charlie Rose” last week to talk about “Boyhood,” the Richard Linklater film that has scored him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at this year’s Oscars. In the clip below, Hawke discusses how the director approached him to undertake the daunting, multi-year film shoot, comparing it to Russian literature.

“Boyhood” is nominated for nine Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hawke, who was

‘Boyhood’ takes top honors from Austin critics

9:11 am Dec. 17, 2014

“Boyhood,” the 12-year look at the evolution of a boy into a young man by Austin director Richard Linklater, took home the top awards today from the Austin Film Critics Association.

“Boyhood” won best film, best

A look at the SAG nominees

11:03 am Dec. 10, 2014

“Boyhood,” directed by Austin’s Richard Linklater, had  a good showing Wednesday in the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and that’s important because they’re often indicative of what will happen when the Oscar nominations come out.

Its ensemble cast, along with the ensemble from University of Texas alum Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” received nominations for performances by a cast in a motion picture. The other nominees were “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game”

More awards for “Boyhood” and a making-of featurette

10:19 am Dec. 9, 2014

We mentioned last week that readers should get ready for Richard Linklater’s epic “Boyhood” to start racking up awards and hosannas — especially critical awards — as the year draws to a close.

The New York Film

Get used to this: ‘Boyhood’ starts piling up awards

11:39 am Dec. 2, 2014

Year-end awards lists and best-ofs are starting to be compiled, and it’s a shock to absolutely nobody to see Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” pick up a few trophies.

The New York Film Critics Circle named