Bernie Opens the L.A. Film Festival

Bernie Opens the L.A. Film Festival

Bernie is a new dark comedy co-written and directed by Richard Linklater, starring Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine and Matthew McConaughey. Black plays a well-liked assistant funeral home director in Carthage, Texas, who befriends and murders a wealthy widow, played by MacLaine. The creepy part of it all is... the movie is based on a true story. (Read Karina Longworth's review: "L.A. Film Fest Opens With Richard Linklater's Bernie: Like Christopher Guest Doing Errol Morris Doing Fargo.") An after-party followed the premiere, which kicked off the first night of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Notable attendees included Julie Delpy, Jules Asner, Steven Soderbergh, Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson.


Bernie is a new dark comedy co-written and directed by Richard Linklater, starring Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine and Matthew McConaughey. Black plays a well-liked assistant funeral home director in Carthage, Texas, who befriends and murders a wealthy widow, played by MacLaine. The creepy part of it all is... the movie is based on a true story. (Read Karina Longworth's review: "L.A. Film Fest Opens With Richard Linklater's Bernie: Like Christopher Guest Doing Errol Morris Doing Fargo.") An after-party followed the premiere, which kicked off the first night of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Notable attendees included Julie Delpy, Jules Asner, Steven Soderbergh, Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson.
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