Linklater’s Me and Orson Welles

The good folks at the Austin Film Society have just announced the Austin premiere of Richard Linklater’s newest, Me and Orson Welles, with stars Zac Efron and Christian McKay in attendance. And though I’m sure the Paramount will be overrun with tweens, each trying desperately to rip off a lock of Efron’s hair, I still kinda want to go.

If you haven’t heard much about the film, there’s a good, long interview with Linklater over on the POV site. In it, he talks about how Christian McKay has been mistaken for Welles in real life. Which, considering that Welles died 24 years ago, seems a compliment to McKay’s abilities.

Oh–and if you’re free during the day this Wednesday (November 4th), Linklater will be at KLRU’s studio taping an upcoming episode of Texas Monthly Talks. If you’ve never been to a taping, it’s free and fun.


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