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SPIRIT AWARDS SPOTLIGHT: Bernie

A Story So Unbelievable It Must Be True

In Richard Linklater’s dark comedy Bernie, an assistant funeral director in the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, was one of the town’s most beloved residents. Bernie Tiede taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs.

Marjorie quickly became fully dependent on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

Bernie is nominated for the following Film Independent Spirit Awards:

Where Can You Watch It?

As part of the Spirit Awards Nominee Screening Series:

  • In Los Angeles: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm
  • In New York: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm

For more information on the Nominee Screening Series, visit spiritawards.com.

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December 26th, 2012 • No Comments

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