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Billiards, Snooker and Pool

Male bonding in Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some!!,' on- and off-screen

Male bonding in Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some!!,' on- and off-screen

Populated by a library, swimming pool, several donkeys and a pig, the compound of Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater isn't your typical filmmaker retreat.

And when it comes to helping actors unwind, not many places on the property can compare to its game room.

So on a recent Saturday, over the reassuring din of a classic-rock soundtrack, several dozen people — actors and other guests — hunkered down in said room. There was a bowling alley, a skee-ball machine, a pool table, a pingpong table and, maybe most important, a foosball table.

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