Skip Hollandsworth, the brains behind the article “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas” and its adaptation for the big screen titled “Bernie,” will be speaking at the Edgemere Tuesday Feb. 17.
Hollandsworth will discuss how he took his article, which was written for Texas Monthly in 1998, and transformed it into Richard Linklater’s 2011 film.
The article and film are centered around the 1996 murder of Carthage, Texas widow Marjorie Nugent by her 39-year-old companion Bernie Tiede.
Hollandsworth will answer questions, sign books, and give residents the details of the Hollywood-esque update to the murder case: Tiede, thanks to his ties with the town and Linklater’s advocacy via the movie, was released from prison and now resides in Austin in Linklater’s garage apartment.
This event is not open to the public, but Edgemere residents and invited guests are encouraged to attend this program at 2:00 p.m.