Slacker, directed by Richard Linklater, presents a day in the life of a loose-knit Austin, Texas, subculture populated by eccentric and overeducated young people. Shooting on 16 mm for a mere $3,000, writer-producer-director Linklater and his crew of friends threw out any idea of a traditional plot, choosing instead to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as compelling as the last. Slacker is a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive nonparticipants, and one of the key films of the American independent film movement of the 1990s.
Three audio commentaries, featuring Linklater and members of the cast and crew
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988), Linklater's first full-length feature, with commentary by the director
Woodshock, a 1985 16 mm short by Linklater and Daniel
Casting tapes featuring select "auditions" from the more-than-100-member cast
Deleted scenes and alternate takes
Footage from the Slacker tenth-anniversary reunion