In 2016, Richard Linklater brought his awesome casual hangout movie — and “spiritual sequel” to DAZED AND CONFUSED — EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! to TIFF Bell Lightbox. After screening the film, Linklater sat down for a talk moderated by Theresa Scandiffio, the Senior Director of TIFF's Adult Learning department. Their conversation spans Linklater’s entire journey in film, from SLACKER, to DAZED AND CONFUSED, to the BEFORE movies, to BOYHOOD, to EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, viewed through the lens of defining moments. Hear why Linklater is drawn to character-based ensemble films, the joys of working with emerging actors, and the three books every young film lover should read. You can catch a screening of Linklater’s infectious 2003 comedy SCHOOL OF ROCK (written by TIFF '17 filmmaker Mike White) on August 16 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, as part of our TIFF Kids Summer series.