Synopsis

One of the foremost American filmmakers of our time, Richard Linklater achieved cult immortality with the '90s classic "Dazed and Confused," won critical respect for the "Before" trilogy and redefined cinematic storytelling with the groundbreaking "Boyhood." But along the way, the director's unconventional working methods and fierce independence have frequently put him at odds with the industry. Through interviews with the filmmaker and many of his closest collaborators, this revealing profile traces Linklater's life and work-from the DIY landmark "Slacker" to his latest comedy "Everybody Wants Some!!"-shedding light on how a creative visionary carved out a one-of-a-kind career un-beholden to the Hollywood machine.