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Spine #247

Sep 17, 2013

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles


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Directed By: Richard Linklater
Licensor: Detour Filmproduction

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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
  • Early film treatment
  • Home movies
  • Ten-minute trailer for a 2005 documentary about the landmark Austin cafĂ© Les Amis
  • Original theatrical trailer


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