Houstonians, listen up. Film director Richard Linklater wants your celluloid memories of the city in the 1960s.
That’s right, another film about 1969 is coming. In addition to upcoming Summer of ‘69 works that will focus on the 50th anniversary of the Charles Manson murders from directors like Quentin Tarantino, Mary Harron and Daniel Farrands (an untitled Manson Family Project, “Charlie Says” and the Hilary Duff-led “The Haunting of Sharon Tate,” respectively), Austin auteur Linklater wants his 1969 setpiece to go in another direction. More childlike wonder, less killings, from the looks of it.
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Linklater’s as-yet-untitled film will focus on the city of Houston in 1969, when the city’s NASA headquarters oversaw the Apollo 11 mission that put a man on the moon.
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According to Birth.Movies.Death., it will also focus on the city’s development from the 1960s into the 1970s. It will be told from a child’s point of view, and should get started shooting in Houston soon after “Where’d You Go Bernadette” finishes production. It’s slated for a July 2019 release date, because of course.
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Now, this is where you folks come in. Do you have any photos and videos of that time that you would be willing to let Linklater and his crew look at for research? Send ‘em to firstname.lastname@example.org. They might end up in the film, eventually.
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From a news release in that same B.M.D. article, here’s what they’re looking for:
Director Richard Linklater needs your Houston area photos, videos from the 1960s for a new movie. Have a home movie from Astroworld or the Astrodome, or a recording of your little brother with Kitirik? Did someone you know use a Kinescope to record the moon landing? If so, we want to see it and anything else that documents that era. There is no wrong material, as long as it from Houston in the 1960s we want to see it.
If you want to see what else Linklater is doing, read our review of his latest film, “Last Flag Flying,” here.