See More SFIFF: An Evening with Richard Linklater - Video!

In anticipation of this Friday's release of Boyhood with the filmmaker returning to SF for a round of Q&As, watch the onstage interview with Richard Linklater and Parker Posey and Boyhood Q&A from An Evening with Richard Linklater at the Castro Theatre!

At this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, Linklater was the recipient of the Founder's Directing Award, honoring the quintessentially American director's expansive body of work and celebrating his groundbreaking new film Boyhood. The award was presented to Linklater at Film Society Awards Night, May 1 at The Regency Center and he was publicly honored at An Evening with Richard Linklater - the film event included the above onstage interview and a selection of clips from his notable directing career followed by a screening of Boyhood.

One of the most profound and prolific American independent filmmakers of the last 20 years, Richard Linklater first burst onto the scene with his scrappy time capsule of Austin weirdness, Slacker (SFIFF 1991). Since then, Linklater's work has graced international film festival lineups, helped launch the careers of a number of prominent actors (Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey) and garnered several Oscar nominations. His much-celebrated new film Boyhood is his 18th feature film and will open this Friday at Embarcadero Center Cinema and Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.  Linklater will return to SF for Q&As at these Friday screenings: 7:00 at Sundance Kabukic Cinemas and 8:00 and 8:30 at Embarcadero Center Cinema.