Everbody Loves Richard Linklater!! Retrospective now on sale


Culture Shock roundel-01To celebrate the release of the upcoming Everybody Wants Some!! Culture Shock presents a season dedicated to the great contemporary American filmmaker, Richard Linklater.

The retrospective will take place at Cameo in Edinburgh, Ritzy in Brixton and Picturehouse Central in London’s West End.

Hailed as the spiritual sequel to his 1993 cult favourite Dazed And Confused, the riotous Everybody Wants Some!! lands in cinemas on Friday 13 May.

The retrospective kicks off with his early ’90s, freewheeling debut Slacker and ends with his magmum opus Boyhood, which won Best Director and Best Film at last year’s BAFTAs.
There’s also a rare opportunity to reunite with Jesse and Céline as we screen Linklater’s beautiful Before Trilogy back-to-back!

Dates vary at participating cinemas. Explore the season by selecting a title below or find your cinema:

Cameo, Edinburgh – From Thu 7 Apr to Sun 8 May – Book now
Ritzy, Brixton – From 13 May to Sun 19 June – Book now
Picturehouse Central – From Fri 6 May to Sun 12 May – Book now

Slacker (15)


Director: Richard Linklater.
Starring: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine. USA 1991. 97 mins.

Set in the coffeehouses, clubs, bars, apartments, stores and streets of the college town of Austin, Texas, Slacker is an ingenuously choreographed look at some 100 city residents, featuring a narrative structure never before seen in American cinema, Linklater’s camera eschews a conventional plot and central characters in its recording of the hopes dreams and enthusiasms of a diverse group: anti-artists, would-be philosophers, musicians, filmmakers, conspiracy buffs, UFO enthusiasts, anarchists, street people, lazies and more.

Dazed And Confused (15)


Director: Richard Linklater.
Starring: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey. USA 1993. 96 mins.

Like George Lucas’ American Graffiti, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950’s, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. See it with a Bud.

Waking Life (15)


Director: Richard Linklater.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater. USA 2001. 99 mins.

The first animated feature shot on digital video, the film is driven by a truly unique series of lustrous, sometimes surreal images which seem to unravel before us. The film follows the misadventures of an everyman college grad as he gets off a train and bounces from one bizarre encounter to the next.

The Before Trilogy: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight (15)


A rare opportunity to reunite with Jesse and Céline as we screen Richard Linklater’s beautiful Before Trilogy back-to-back!

In Before Sunrise (1995. 101 mins) young American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) starts chatting with Céline (Julie Delpy) on a train to Vienna. He charmingly persuades her to spend the day with him in the city, and as they wander around, we see them magically fall in love.

Nine years after their romantic encounter the pair are unexpectedly reunited in Paris with Before Sunset (2005. 80 mins) Their walk is peppered with intimate conversation – but is a happy ending for them possible?

Before Midnight (2013. 109 mins)is the final episode of Linklater’s trilogy and retains its core simplicity: a pair of lovers discuss their lives and love during a single day. Convincing and inspiring.

A Scanner Darkly (15)


Director: Richard Linklater.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson. USA 2006. 100 mins.

Based on legendary science-fiction author Philip K. Dick’s own experiences and using rotoscoping technology Richard Linklater first employed in his Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly tells the darkly comedic but deeply tragic tale of widespread drug use threatening American society in the near future.

Boyhood (15)


Director: Richard Linklater.
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette. USA 2014. 166 mins

Linklater chronicles a boy’s life from the ages of six to 18, shooting periodically over 12 years. Ellar Coltrane plays Mason, the son of divorced parents (Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette). His experiences are rendered utterly compelling in this groundbreaking film.

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