Richard Linklater needs your help to complete his 1969 coming-of-age film

Oh that sneaky Richard Linklater, he's always up to something.

Earlier today, The Houston Chronicle revealed that Linklater is currently hard at work while directing a secret project in Houston, Texas. While the BOYHOOD helmer is playing his cards close to his chest in regard to plot details, he has declared that the film will be a coming-of-age story that takes place in the year 1969, and revolves around the Apollo 11 moon landing.

While talking enthusiastically about the project, Linklater told The Houston Chronicle, “You had so much going on in Houston at once: NASA, the Medical Center, the Astrodome,” Linklater reports. “There was a communal atmosphere. You had all these kids with parents working at NASA for a common goal.”

The film will evidently be partly inspired by the DAZED AND CONFUSED director's time spent filming BOYHOOD, his 2014 epic. Like BOYHOOD, the story of the new film will be told from a child's perspective, and will feature "regional hits" from the Summer of 1969. The project is expected to move into production before Linklater approaches the filming of WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE with Cate Blanchett set to lead. His latest film, LAST FLAG FLYING, stars Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne.

Okay, now here's the bit about how you can contribute to the making of Linklater's no-so-secret-anymore project:

The Houston Film Commission has issued the following statement, which announces Linklater needs your help for any nostalgic Houston memorabilia you may have in your possession.

Director Richard Linklater needs your Houston area photos, videos from the 1960s for a new movie. Have a home movie from Astroworld or the Astrodome, or a recording of your little brother with Kitirik? Did someone you know use a Kinescope to record the moon landing? If so, we want to see it and anything else that documents that era. There is no wrong material, as long as it from Houston in the 1960s we want to see it.

If all goes according to plan, the WAKING LIFE creative will release the film in 2019 as a way to commenmorate the 50th anniverary of the Appollo 11 monn landing.



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