Friday, September 23, 2011

'Bernie' screening benefits Bastrop fire relief

Richard Linklater
WILDFIRE destroyed over 1550 homes in town of Bastrop, Texas where BERNIE was filmed and where Director Richard Linklater is a part-time resident. Richard lost his home and some additional structures during the fire.

We spent a good amount of time there working on Bernie and met so many of the residents of that area who were so accomodating and opened there doors to all of us everywhere we went! Some of the locals also starred in the film!

Jack Black
Richard Linklater & Ginger Sledge along with Jack Black put on a Benefit screening last week in Austin for Bernie that raised over $175,000.00!!

For more details please checkout these video links:
Richard Linklater Interview
Jack & Richard at Theater