Slacker

Edition no. 247

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Detour Filmproduction
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater's Slacker presents a day in the life of a loose-knit subculture of marginal, eccentric, and overeducated citizens in Austin, Texas. Shooting film on 16mm for a mere $3,000, writer/producer/director Linklater and his crew of friends eschewed a traditional plot, choosing instead to employ long takes and fluid transitions to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as unique as the last, culminating in an episodic portrait of a distinct vernacular culture and a tribute to bohemian cerebration. 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.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • 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
  • “The Roadmap,” the working script for Slacker, including fourteen deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Footage from the Slacker tenth-anniversary reunion
  • Early film treatment
  • Home movies
  • Ten-minute trailer for a 2005 documentary about the landmark Austin café Les Amis
  • Stills gallery featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production and publicity photos
  • Slacker culture essay by Linklater
  • Information about the Austin Film Society, founded in 1985 by Linklater with Daniel, including early flyers from screenings
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Booklet

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Release Credits

Producer: Susan Arosteguy
Producer: Marc English

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