Lin­klater garage now a sanc­tu­ary

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

The story sur­round­ing Richard Lin­klater’s su­perb Bernie gets stranger and stranger. Some­what over­looked on re­lease, the pic­ture used real-life par­tic­i­pants to tell the story of how Bernie Tiede, a much loved mor­ti­cian, was con­victed of mur­der­ing an ill-tem­pered Texan widow.

It now tran­spires that a judge has re­leased Mr Tiede (played by Jack Black in the movie) to live in the im­pres­sively re­spon­si­ble Mr Lin­klater’s garage. A psy­chi­a­trist ex­plained that Tiede, much abused by the vic­tim, had suf­fered a “brief dis­so­cia­tive episode” and that “he doesn’t come across in ex­am­i­na­tion at all as a per­son prone to vi­o­lence.”

One as­sumes Lin­klater must agree. Other­wise, he’ll be sleep­ing with one eye open for a while.

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