Watch: Richard Linklater & More in 90-Minute Doc 'Great Directors'
by Ethan Anderton
January 19, 2015
There's a lot of buzz surrounding director Richard Linklater right now, because of his stellar, ambitious indie project Boyhood. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and it's nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards with Linklater getting a Best Director nomination too. And if you want to know a little bit more about Linklater, you may want to check out a Angela Ismailo's feautre-length documentary called Great Directors, which features in-depth interviews with the Boyhood director as well as nine other respected auteurs such as David Lynch, Bernardo Bertolucci, Stephen Frears and others.
Great Directors features a collection of in-depth interviews with Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles, all conducted by Angela Ismailo. But since Ismailo offers her own views and opinion on each filmmaker and their work, it's not exactly an objective lens with which to learn more about these filmmakers and their process. Plus, some cinephiles may not think all those filmmakers are "great" either. But it's still a pretty fascinating documentary, and certainly worth watching. It's also available on Netflix Instant if you prefer to watch outside of your computer screen in the comforts of home.