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We’re screening Slacker 2011 at Texas A&M.  For reals:

‘Slacker 2011’ at A&M

The Film Studies Program at Texas A&M will present the local premiere of SLACKER 2011, the all-new reimagining of Richard Linklater’s classic indie hit, SLACKER.  In 1991, Richard Linklater’s SLACKER inspired a generation of American filmmakers by exploring the subculture of Austin, Texas in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Twenty years later, SLACKER 2011 is a modern remake of Linklater’s original, similarly spotlighting the diverse individuals who continue to “Keep Austin Weird.”

Directed by 24 Texas filmmakers, SLACKER 2011 is a stream-of-consciousness chronicle of a day in Austin, presenting the city-dwellers, “dragworms,” and proto-hipsters that give the city its modern identity. The film showcases a transformed town next to things that never change. The new film is an homage to twenty years of independent filmmaking, presenting the city’s changing face and showcasing some of its most exciting talent.  One of SLACKER 2011‘s directors, Bob Ray, will be in attendance to talk about the film’s production and answer audience questions.  This event is free of charge and open to the public. It takes place in the Harrington Education Center, auditorium 209, at 7:30 PM on Thursday March 29th.  For more information visit film.tamu.edu.

Thursday, 29 March, 2012
07:30 PM09:45 PM

 

Cost: Free of Charge
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Slacker 2011

Did I even tell you about Slacker 2011?

Damn. Where to start? Back circa April of two-ought-eleven, I was asked to participate in a reimagining/update of Richard Linklater’s “Slacker.” The project, celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary (as well as the Austin film scene) was to double as a fund raiser for the Austin Film Society’s Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund (which gives out a bunch of cash to Texas filmmakers). I said “hell yeah.” And over the course of the next several weeks (and with awesome producer Mia Cevallos as a partner in crime), we recreated the opening scene of the flick. It was fun. Then a bunch of other filmmakers updated the other scenes, the producers cut the scenes together and we screened it to a sold out crowd at Austin’s storied Paramount Theater. What a hoot!

The flick went on to screen at the Dallas Video Fest and is scheduled for upcoming screenings at more festivals, including the Fort Worth International Film Festival, the Loft Film Festival in Tucson and many others yet to be announced.

There’s much more to the story, but them’s the broad strokes. Check out details here: http://www.austinfilm.org/slacker2011