Monday, May 21, 2012
Richard Linklater, director of “Bernie,” to attend Kilgore film premier
Also appearing will be a number of locals who were in the film and real life prosecutor Danny Buck Davidson and Defense Attorney Scrappy Holmes.
KILGORE Richard Linklater, whose credits include School of Rock and Dazed and Confused, will introduce his most recent film, Bernie, at a benefit premiere in Kilgore. Hosted by Longview Ballet Theatre, the red carpet event will also include screenplay co-writer Skip Hollandsworth, local actors and real life characters from the movie.
The Oscar nominated Linklater has earned the praise of critics and a loyal group of fans who eagerly await each new film. With Bernie, Linklater captures the unique personality and quirkiness of small towns that will be familiar to many viewers, and explores the collision between good deeds and the dark side of human nature.
The East Texas premiere of Bernie is on Thursday, May 31st at 4 Star Cinema, 1607 U.S. Highway 259 North in Kilgore. Red Carpet Arrivals are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with screening at 6 p.m.Tickets are available at www.belchercenter.com or by calling 903-233-3080.
All proceeds from the premiere will benefit Longview Ballet Theatre.