The Paramount Theatre and Austin Film Society present Slacker 30th Anniversary Screening & Cast Reunion
Writer/director Richard Linklater and the cast and crew of Slacker will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of a film that defined Austin for a generation, and ushered in a pivotal movement of American independent film in the 1990s.
Linklater’s breakout feature was shot in Austin over the summer of 1989 with a shoestring budget and a large band of creative collaborators of all stripes serving as cast and crew, including artists, punk musicians, and filmmakers alike. The film depicted the meanderings and chance encounters among a subculture of overeducated and underemployed college-town misfits, and became a touchstone for Generation X when it was released in theaters all over the country in the summer of 1991.
Over 25 of the original cast and crew will be on hand, and a Q&A with Linklater will follow the screening.