Horton Foote: The Road to Home
Featuring interviews with Richard Linklater, Robert Duvall, Bruce Beresford and many others, HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME is an intimate documentary that chronicles the creative journey of acclaimed Texas writer Horton Foote through his own eyes and voice at the end of his life. Foote, who was born and raised in Wharton, Texas, went on to become a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, the winner of two Academy Awards for screenwriting (TENDER MERCIES and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD), an Emmy Award for television writing, and was recipient of the National Medal of Arts among numerous other theatrical and literary prizes. His long and successful 70-year career of writing consisted primarily of stories set in the small town of Harrison, Texas, a fictitious version of Wharton. Horton was known for his subtle yet deeply-layered and profound storytelling -- about family, human connections, struggles, resilience and redemption.
"An inspiring independent spirit, and a towering creative figure. Every young writer should see this film." - Richard Linklater
"I would place Horton Foote in the very front rank of 20th century writers." - Bruce Beresford