Slacker is Linklater’s second full-length feature film. This seemingly plotless film shows the eccentric residents of Austin, Texas.
The characters include Lanklater himself, he stars in the first scene. Slacker is a model example of 1990s independent American cinema: shot with the unprecedented budget of $20 000, it brought in a domestic gross of over a million dollars and became one of the most important films of the twentieth century. Slacker became the starting point for indie cinema and created a truthful portrait of Generation X who can’t take “the system” seriously and prefer the role of bystanders.
Director: Richard Linklater. USA, 1991. 97 minutes.