Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013)
Movie: Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater
- Director: Gabe Klinger
- Stars: Sandra Adair, James Benning, Richard Linklater
- Release Date: September 03, 2013
- Run Time: 70 min
- Genre: Documentary, Biography
In 1985, filmmaker Richard Linklater began a film screening society in Austin, Texas, that aimed to show classic art-house and experimental films to a budding community of cinephiles and filmmakers. The Austin Film Society raised enough money to fly in their first out-of-town invitee, visionary experimental filmmaker James Benning. Accepting the invitation, Benning met Linklater and immediately the two began to develop a personal and intellectual bond, which has lasted through the present.Combining filmed conversations and archival material, \”Double Play\” explores the connections between the work and lives of these two American visionaries.