With “Last Flag Flying” finally out in cinemas and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” coming out later this year, everybody has started to question, “what would Linklaters next film be about?”, wonder no longer. Richard Linklater has set his sights on the summer of 1969, more specifically the famed Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the as yet untitled film (Untitled Space Age Movie) will tell the story from a boys perspective as he watched NASA launch a rocket in his hometown of Houston.
Not much is known about the film, however, Linklater has put out a call for anybody with materials from the era through the Texas Film Commission;
“Where were you when we landed on the moon? The Apollo 11 landing is one of the most significant days in human history. For Houstonians, it’s a day we’ll never forget. The summer of 1969 was an unforgettable chapter in Houston history, and we want to share your memories of that time with the rest of the world.
We are looking for home movies & archival images from Houston in the 1960s. Have a home movie from Astroworld or the Astrodome, or a recording of your little brother with Kitrik? Did someone you know use a Kinescope to record the moon landing? If so, we want to see it and anything else that documents that era!
If selected, your materials may be showcased in an upcoming film about growing up in Houston during the Apollo era from Oscar-nominated director & Houston native Richard Linklater.
We have no style, format, or length requirements, and welcome multiple submissions. If selected, we will help you digitize your materials, and will answer any questions you may have.
There is no wrong material, as long as it’s from Houston in the 1960s we want to see it.”