Free Screening of Richard Linklater’s SLACKER with host Ryan Marker on Thursday, September 17th at 7:30 pm
Before Boyhood, Before Bernie, Before Before Midnight…there was SLACKER. Celebrate the birth month of Richard Linklater with his 1991 Sundance hit that propelled him to a career as one of the most-renowned indie directors of the last 30 years.
A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs. Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don’t fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another’s lives. Highlights include a UFO buff who adamantly insists that the U.S. has been on the moon since the 1950s, a woman who produces a glass slide purportedly of Madonna’s pap smear, and an old anarchist who sympathetically shares his philosophy of life with a robber.
This screening is free, no RSVP necessary. If you wish to donate, any donations benefit Vidiots Foundation.