This fall, the Centre Pompidou in Paris will present “Richard Linklater: Filming Time as Material,” a career retrospective and exhibition on the Austin filmmaker and Austin Film Society co-founder. The film society announced the news Monday. The exhibition will open Nov. 25 and run through Jan. 6, 2020, in the Pompidou’s cinema and adjoining galleries.
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Linklater’s filmography — 26 films in all, including modern classics like "Dazed and Confused" and "Slacker" that were filmed in Austin — will be presented alongside an exhibition of original photographs, posters, documents and videos, including a special short film commissioned for the retrospective. The short — “Où en êtes-vous, Richard Linklater?” — and all of the material in the exhibition will deal with the concept of time, a central theme of the director's work. (The Center's translation of the title is "Where Do You Stand Today, Richard Linklater?")
“This is obviously a great honor and even more of a challenge," Linklater said in a statement released Monday. "I can’t wait to see all of the movies and material collected and on display all together, to see whether it’s coherent and meaningful. To be able to share my work on this scale is both profound and humbling.”
Linklater will travel to Paris during the retrospective's opening week to introduce his films and lead a master class. The Pompidou's cinema will also present a “carte blanche” selection of two films curated by Linklater.
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The exhibition will explore Linklater's involvement in Austin film community, including the founding of Austin Film Society in 1985. A gallery in the exhibition will be dedicated to the film society.
Other notable films from Linklater's career include "Boyhood," "Bernie," "School of Rock," "Waking Life" and the "Before Sunrise" trilogy. His latest, "Where'd You Go Bernadette," was released earlier this year.
The Pompidou Centre is a renowned art museum, the permanent collection of which includes works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and others. The center also showcases film throughout the year through screenings, exhibitions and festivals. Linklater joins the ranks of filmmakers like Chantal Akerman, Brian De Palma, Jean-Luc Godard, Martin Scorsese, Abbas Kiarostami and Werner Herzog who have received Pompidou retrospectives.