Podcast/Photo Gallery with "Bernie" Director Richard Linklater

Pete Hammond and Director Richard Linklater

The KCET Cinema Series continued with "Bernie" a dark comedy based on the events described in the Texas Monthly article, "Midnight in the Garden of East Texas."

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About the film:

In a local Texas town a mortician strikes up an odd relationship with a wealthy widow and all hell breaks loose. Hilarious film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthe McConaughey. It was the opening night film of the LA Film Festival, it's a dark comedy you won't soon forget.

After the screening, host Pete Hammond led a Q&A with director Richard Linklater. Linklater talked about the real life events behind the film, small town life, and the why the story intrigued him.

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Look through pictures taken at the event:

Photos by Amy Tierney.

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