• Animation
    Drama
  • Rated: 14A,M,15,R,T,L
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Writer: Richard Linklater
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Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction film, directed by Richard Linklater. The film explores a wide range of philosophical issues including the nature of reality, dreams, consciousness, the meaning of life, free will, and existentialism. Waking Life is centered on a young man who wanders through a succession of dream-like realities wherein he encounters a series of individuals who engage in insightful philosophical discussions. The film was entirely rotoscoped, although it was shot using digital video of live actors with a team of artists drawing stylized lines and colors over each frame with computers, rather than being filmed and traced onto cels on a lightbox. The film contains several parallels to Linklater's 1991 film Slacker. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their characters from Before Sunrise in one scene. Waking Life premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Animation
    Drama
  • Rated: 14A,M,15,R,T,L
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Writer: Richard Linklater

  • Jeanine Attaway
    Lorelei Linklater
    Trevor Jack Brooks
    Glover Gill
    Laura Hicks
    Wiley Wiggins
    Ethan Hawke
    Julie Delpy
    Ken Webster
    Adam Goldberg
    Steven Soderbergh
    Bill Wise
    Charles Gunning
    Caveh Zahedi
    Richard Linklater

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  • Animation
    Drama
  • Rated: 14A,M,15,R,T,L
  • Director: Richard Linklater
  • Writer: Richard Linklater
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Waking Life is a 2001 American adult animated docufiction film, directed by Richard Linklater. The film explores a wide range of philosophical issues including the nature of reality, dreams, consciousness, the meaning of life, free will, and existentialism. Waking Life is centered on a young man who wanders through a succession of dream-like realities wherein he encounters a series of individuals who engage in insightful philosophical discussions. The film was entirely rotoscoped, although it was shot using digital video of live actors with a team of artists drawing stylized lines and colors over each frame with computers, rather than being filmed and traced onto cels on a lightbox. The film contains several parallels to Linklater's 1991 film Slacker. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprise their characters from Before Sunrise in one scene. Waking Life premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Starring
  • Jeanine Attaway
    Lorelei Linklater
    Trevor Jack Brooks
    Glover Gill
    Laura Hicks
    Wiley Wiggins
    Ethan Hawke
    Julie Delpy
    Ken Webster
    Adam Goldberg
    Steven Soderbergh
    Bill Wise
    Charles Gunning
    Caveh Zahedi
    Richard Linklater