Double Play compares the work of two ostensibly very different American directors: experimental filmmaker James Benning, known for his observational films such as Ten Skies and Small Roads, and Richard Linklater, the man behind the independent Slacker and the trilogy Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight. Linklater was also responsible for Hollywood productions like The School of Rock and Bad News Bears. Before becoming a filmmaker, Linklater founded the Austin Film Society where he met Benning when the latter came to show a number of his films. In Double Play Benning returns to Texas, where Linklater once again screens his work. They spend a couple of days together discussing their oeuvres.
They have a lot in common: a dislike of narrative manipulation, an interest in new ways of telling stories and both seek means to expand cinema's rules. Illustrated by excerpts from their films.

Filmmaker
Gabe Klinger
Country
USA, France, Portugal
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
70’
Language
English
Producer
Nicholas Rogister de LaMothe, Sonia Buchman, Berndt Mader
Production Company
Gladys Glover Films, The Bear Media, Bando à Parte
Sales
Cinetic Media
Cinematography
Eduard Grau
Editor
Gabe Klinger
Sound Design
Vasco Carvalho, Justin Hennard, Pedro Marinho, Pedro Ribeiro