SXSW 2012 Interviews: Bernie

I had the chance to talk with Jack Black (Bernie), Matthew McConaughey(Danny Buck Davidson), Director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused), and Writer Skip Hollandsworth about their work on the film Bernie. Bernie is a film that is not for everyone, but it is a film that I enjoyed a lot. The dry comedy and the documentary presentation provided an interesting look into the life of  Bernie Tiede, an assistant funeral home director turned killer. For fans of Jack’s band Tenacious D, we take a moment to talk about the new album Rize Of The Fenix. Check out the interviews below and let me know what you think!

Official Synopsis:

Bernie is a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director (Black) and the town’s domineering grande dame (MacLaine). The film is based on “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” an article published in Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. The article chronicles the life of Bernie Tiede, who transformed the town of Carthage with his generosity and who then, to the disbelief of Carthage residents, was arrested for a serious crime.

By Ryan Davis

About Ryan Davis

Ryan is the Founder of Lost in Reviews, a member of The Kansas City Film Critic's Circle, and a key component in the movement to digitally restore the 1986 classic film The Gate. Ryan is also the co-host of Blu Monday a DVD and Blu Ray review show which Lost in Reviews co-founder Angela Davis also appears. While he may be a film and music snob, that doesn't mean you can't be friends. Well it could if you don't like the same bands or films he does, overall it might be best to avoid the subject all together.

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