Richard Linklater to Be Honored by Sound Mixers

The 'Boyhood' director will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award on Feb. 14.
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Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 51st annual CAS Awards, Feb. 14 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

His film Boyhood is up for six Academy Awards, with three of those nominations for Linklater’s producing, directing and writing.

The director has made around 20 films, including coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused; rotoscope-animated films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly; and his romantic trilogy comprised of Before Sunrise and the sequels Before Sunset and Before Midnight, which garnered him two Oscar nominations. He also founded the Austin Film Society and currently serves as its artistic director.

“For nearly three decades, he has made his mark on cinema. From Slacker and Dazed and Confused to the Before series to this year’s groundbreaking film Boyhood, he has entertained and surprised us with his vision as a storyteller and filmmaker,” said CAS president David Fluhr. “As a director, writer and producer he has shown us that a lot can happen in one day, or 12 years. Rick embodies the word "filmmaker," and we are honored to present him with the CAS Filmmaker Award.”

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