Richard Linklater’s 2016 film “Everybody Wants Some” to Open 2016 SXSW Film Festival

Director Richard Linklater has finally arrived. Last year he finally received multiple Oscar-nominations for “Boyhood”. Awards he had never dreamed of. He received a Best Director nomination and a Best Picture nomination. While he had been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay twice with lead actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Deply for 2004’s “Before Sunset” (Along with co-writer Kim Krizan) and 2013’s “Before Midnight”, this was the first time his name had headlined many nominations for one film.

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Also the only film in the 21st century to have a 100% on Metacritic…but really who cares about that part? This kid looks like he could care less.

Course, Linklater had been a popular indie director since the early 1990’s, with such films as 1991’s “Slackers” and 1993’s “Dazed and Confused” being used to symbolize various generations of  young society, especially Generation X with “Slackers”. However, with movies like “Boyhood”, he had begun to focus more on adult-oriented films. It seems though he is having a reemergence as his next film will be “Everybody Wants Some”, a spiritual successor to “Dazed and Confused”, according to Linklater.

Here is the synopsis:

Set in the world of 1980’s college life, “Everybody Wants Some” is a comedy, directed and written by Richard Linklater, that follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

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“The saga continues boys!”

Linklater has always been his own filmmaker. Avoiding big studio influence, he has been running a small studio directly out of Austin, Texas as well as having founded the Austin Film Society in 1985 with his frequent collaborator Lee Daniels. As such, it comes as no surprise that “Everybody Wants Some” will premiere in Austin as the Opening Night film for the 23rd event of the The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Film Conference and Festival.

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“I prefer stuff that doesn’t have to do with every civil right, race, and over-spoken topic of the 21st century. I prefer to do a story about…what’s the word? Oh yeah…normal life. Anyone remember that?”

Besides, Linklater has a few years to kill before he has to make the next installment in this story:

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Who said romance is dead? Not Linklater.