Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater is the writer and director of over 17 films, including Fast Food NationDazed & ConfusedSchool of Rock, Waking Life and Boyhood. He also Founder and Artistic Director of the Austin Film Society, founded in 1985 to showcase films from around the world not typically shown in Austin. Now one of the nation’s top film organizations, The Austin Film Society shows over 200 films a year, has educational programs, and has given out over $1,500,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers since 1996.