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Mike Judge and Richard Linklater Slated as Special Guests at Texas Film Awards

Mike Judge and Richard Linklater Slated as Special Guests at Texas Film Awards

On the eve before the SXSW madness begins, the Austin Film Society will honor the likes of Michael Barker, Carol Burnett, Jesse Plemons and Chandra Wilson at this year’s Texas Film Awards. Mike Judge, the mind behind a variety of widely celebrated comedies such as “Beavis and Butt-Head,” “King of the Hill” and “Silicon Valley,” has been selected as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. As a former Texas resident, some of his former projects were filmed in Austin itself, most notably his films “Office Space” and “Idiocracy.”

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Also set to make a special appearance is the beloved Texan director of the Oscar-nominated “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater himself. Linklater, whose next feature “Everybody Wants Some” is set to celebrate its world premiere at the film festival, will be accompanied at the event by his cast. The ensemble includes Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Glenn Powell, Tanner Kalina, Juston Street, Ryan Guzman, Wyatt Russell, Quinton Johnson, Austin Amelio, Will Brittain, Forrest Vickery and Temple Baker. 

The film, which Linklater wrote and directed as a “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 film, “Dazed and Confused,” will be unveiled by Paramount Pictures and Annapurna Pictures to open SXSW. It will be released in theaters on April 1.

The Texas Film Awards will take place on March 10. More information on tickets can be found here.

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