"That's what the movie is about, navigating that transitional period and the notion of identity. Who are you? Who do you want to be?" Richard Linklater (Director)
Everybody Wants Some!! could almost be a direct sequel to Boyhood as it begins with freshman baseball player Jake (Blake Turner) arriving at college, and continues into his first few days with new teammates. It's a fond look at a kind of masculinity that, during the summer of 1980, briefly seemed untouchable. Laced through with autobiographical elements, the film continues Linklater's gently ambling approach to script and character, as it observes the competitive and chest-thumping teammates in various social settings. Despite the almost exclusively masculine subject and tone, the film is often gentle and reflective; there's an undercurrent of awareness that this time is fleeting. (Playlist)
2016 SXSW, SYDNEY, HELSINKI
Self- taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Born in Texas in 1962, Linklater first made his name with debut feature Slackers (1991). His films include Dazed and Confused (1993), the trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004, !f 2005) and Before Midnight (2013), Boyhood (2014, !f 2014) and many more.