Richard Linklater (2017)

Richard Linklater talks about his film, “Last Flag Flying,” working with an all-star cast and making a movie about war.

Richard Linklater is best known for his films “Dazed and Confused,” “Boyhood,” “Slacker” and “Everybody Wants Some.” Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture.

Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about his movie, “Chappaquiddick,” being a clean comic and taking his family on the road.

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author. In 2019, he premiered his fifth one hour stand up special, “Cinco,” on Netflix. His 2017 film is titled “Chappaquiddick.”

John Doe

Actor and musician John Doe talks about his latest book, the origin of punk rock and the thrill of performing.

John Doe is an actor and musician who co-founded the Los Angeles punk band X. He has appeared in over 50 films and television productions including “Great Balls of Fire!,” “Roadside Prophets,” “Roswell” and more. His book “Under the Big Black Sun” explores the LA punk rock movement and its evolution.

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols talks about his film “Loving,” race relations and his future projects.

Jeff Nichols is a writer and director whose past works include internationally acclaimed “Shotgun Stories,” “Take Shelter,” “Mud” and “Midnight Special.” His film, “Loving,” was released in 2016. It tells the story of the landmark U.S. civil rights case Loving v. Virginia.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning, he’d been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Film credits include “Trumbo,” “Argo” and the HBO film, “All the Way,” in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in “All the Way” on Broadway and earned a Tony Award for the role.

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