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Nineties: Young Cinema Rebels


Richard Linklater’s influential film observes a day in the life of young bohemians in Austin, Texas.

Find another screening of Slacker including a special introduction by film curator and historian Rebecca Nicole Williams (The Celluloid Sorceress).

Image from Slacker

Photograph: Courtesy of The Criterion Collection

USA 1991
Dir Richard Linklater
With Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan, Mark James, Mark Harris
Certificate 15

Before he became a critically acclaimed powerhouse director, Linklater made Slacker, a low-budget feature following a day in the life of young bohemians in Austin, Texas, the director’s hometown. The film is often credited with kickstarting the American indie film movement of the 90s, and its low-budget production and naturalistic vibe influenced many of Linklater’s contemporaries, including Kevin Smith.

Courtesy of the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

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