Richard Linklater to receive Gotham Independent Film Award honor

The award-winning Austin, Texas-based indie filmmaker Richard Linklater (“Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Before Midnight”) will be presented with the Director Tribute at the Independent Filmmaker Project’s 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Linklater will receive the award at the ceremony Dec. 2 at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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“It is with great enthusiasm and pride that we give honor to a man who has played a significant role in expanding the language of film through the last 25 years,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of the IFP. “Richard Linklater’s unique vision and voice -- in addition to the special characters he has created -- place him among the most prolific and poignant directors working today, and we are honored to celebrate his work.”

Previous honorees include directors David Cronenberg, Mira Nair and David O. Russell.

Nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards will be announced Oct. 24.


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