One of the most intellectually curious directors working in American film today, Richard Linklater has built an eclectic filmography: shaggy indie films (“Slacker”) and crowd-pleasing studio fare (“School of Rock”), ambitious decade-long projects (“Boyhood,” The “Before” trilogy) and quick-and-easy digital video work (“Tape”), day-in-the-life teen comedy-drama (“Dazed and Confused”) and rotoscoped philosophical bull sessions (“Waking Life”).
Through it all, Linklater has maintained a consistent generosity of spirit and emphasis on intellectual and spacial freedom – his characters can’t be contained, nor should they be. This weekend, the director releases his long-discussed spiritual sequel to his breakout “Days and Confused.” Entitled “Everybody Wants Some!!,” the movie is a typical Linklater exploration of coming of age in a very distinct time and place. The acclaimed comedy will be expanding throughout April, and that means there’s really no better time to put your Linklater love to the test. You love his movies, but just how well do you know the indie icon?
Take our Richard Linklater quiz below to find out, and be sure to read our extremely positive “Everybody Wants Some!!” review. Watch the trailer above.