An incredibly illuminating, relatable and one of the most inspiring commentaries you’ll hear. I’ve cut out only the moments where Linklater talks about his twenties, and the 9 years he self-educated himself in filmmaking. The fact that he has become a success on a worldwide level, is all the more inspiring.
A wonderful addendum to this commentary is this 40 minute interview from John Cassavetes. For those who don’t know, John Cassavetes is essentially the father of the independent film movement. He was the lone wolf, who began making films on his own on the east coast in the 60’s, mobilizing everyone he knew. His films are gritty, raw, and relying on pure emotion. They’re solid and inspiring.