Texas Film Trails
Texas has a rich and fascinating film history that spans over 100 years, with iconic features films and TV shows produced in every corner of our great state. To recognize the communities that have supported Texas’ place in filmmaking history while also creating a fun new way to enjoy your favorite films, the Texas Film Commission is launching a curated series of self-guided Texas Film Trails to explore and experience destinations that have been seen through the lens of celebrated Texas films. Our inaugural film trail features acclaimed Texas filmmaker, Richard Linklater, with more film trails coming soon.
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Texas native, Richard Linklater is among the vanguard of the 1990’s American independent film renaissance, having directed early cult classics such as Slacker and Dazed and Confused. Linklater has showcased his home state of Texas as the rich backdrop and source of inspiration for the films he has written, directed and produced. His storytelling takes audiences all across Texas, from the incredible vistas of the Greater Big Bend region, to the celebrated landmarks and cultural institutions of Central Texas, all the way to the charming small towns of the East Texas Piney Woods.
In recognition of Linklater’s immense talent and commitment to the state as seen in his latest film, Everybody Wants Some, we inaugurate the Texas Film Trails program with the Richard Linklater Texas Film Trail, highlighting 16 filming destinations from some of his most iconic features. We hope you enjoy your experience in the great state of Texas through the lens of the acclaimed filmmaker, Richard Linklater!
- Bernie (2011)
- Boyhood (2014)
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Everybody Wants Some (2016)
- The Newton Boys (1998)
- Slacker (1991)
- Waking Life (2001)