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Behind the Scenes at the Centre Pompidou's Tribute to Richard Linklater
An American in Paris
"...films that both defined American cinema in films like Slacker and Boyhood while breaking open multiplexes with Bad News..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Pet Issue: Chronicle Staff Pets
"...“That's Tiny and Slacker: Tiny showing her love for Slacker by using him..."

Feb. 9, 2017 Photo Gallery

Austin Film Scene: Where Pragmatism Meets Idealism
‘The New York Times’ floats a capital idea
"...remain in Austin after achieving significant industry success with Slacker and Dazed and Confused. Others, such as filmmakers Bob..."

May 18, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: 'Bernie' Kills
Linklater's latest delivers his biggest opening weekend
"...editor Louis Black, who appears in Linklater's first film, Slacker, wrote a history of the paper's early relationship with..."

April 29, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gay Place
Austin loves itself. Hard. Gayness abounds.
"...this town was before you stunk it up. Take Slacker – our celluloid love letter to a city already..."

March 18, 2011 Column by Kate X Messer

Page Two: Rogue Waves
Ghosts of SXSW and the Chronicle past
"...earlier that same Saturday, I had introduced Richard Linklater's Slacker for a Heritage Society of Austin screening at the..."

March 11, 2011 Column by Louis Black

Page Two: Masters and Commanders
Meditations on moving forces
"...Slacker (1991): If you have lived in Austin any length..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Column by Louis Black

Off the Record
"...of hearing the same Clear Channel playlists at work?, founded by Austinite Celite Milbrandt, combines characteristics of the..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Music Column

"...Austin has a deep commitment to the slacker ethic, which, despite a common misconception, isn't an enervate..."

March 9, 2007 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Me Talk Dirty One Day
Bryan Poyser and Jacob Vaughan come clean on their 'Dear Pillow'
"...and a good cup of coffee. It is called Slacker...."

Sept. 3, 2004 Screens Feature by John Pierson

Short Cuts
Slacker turns 10, Cinemaker Co-op is feted, the Alamo Drafthouse heads north, and Bob Sabiston has "it."
"...years since the release of Richard Linklater's indie masterwork Slacker?" the answer was an irrefutable "oh yeah, baby" at..."

July 6, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Alive and Kicking
Just when a heavy cynicism about the future of independent film has overtaken the industry and most of its observers, the Sundance Film Festival came along during the early weeks of 2001 and, almost unexpectedly, brightened the downcast mood shared by its most dour participants.
"...Dazed and Confused actor Wiley Wiggins, who wanders somewhat Slacker-style through the film, flowing from one conversation to another..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two
"...note. What changed things? Was it Richard Linklater making Slacker and then, after it was a hit, deciding to..."

April 16, 1999 Column by Louis Black

Cruise Central
"...Shot with a Sony VX-1000 ("It's a slacker tool," says Miller) over a period of three years..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Growing Up in Public
Richard Linklater's Road to The Newton Boys
"...crew (as I thought of them then) were filming Slacker. The day I was there, they were shooting out..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature by Louis Black

High Road Construction Ahead
Thomas Pallotta and Delta-9
"...High Road's storyline, which basically consists of four disaffected slacker types driving around Texas getting royally fucked up on..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Screens Feature by Russell Smith

Something in the Dirt
Benson and Moorhead's pandemic whimsy takes on the perils of conspiracy theory
"...buttoned-up repression, and Levi seems like a harmless, beach-bummy slacker, but there's always an explanation or excuse for every..."

Nov. 4, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

aGLIFF Review: Erica's First Holy Shit
Austin's alternative fitness superstar hits the big screen
"...deeply introspective and very Austin movies. But unlike, say, Slacker or Tower, where filmmakers tried to translate an aspect..."

Aug. 31, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Funny Pages
Portrait of the comic artist as a young idiot
"...of ripping off Beanworld. Probably the only reason this slacker Holden Caulfield doesn't call people "phonies" is because he'd..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Rondo and Bob
An Austin film legend's obsession with a Hollywood monster
"...a depiction of an era in Austin – of pre-Slacker slackers Burns (played in flashbacks by Williams) and future..."

May 20, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Conspiracy Culture Exposed in The Pizzagate Massacre
John Valley embraces the horror community with his trip into Austin's dirty little secret
"...a straight line from the JFK conspiracy dude in Slacker directly to someone like Duncan. What was once a..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Screens Feature by Joe Gross

Lady of the Manor
Unconventional comedy pairs a stoner with a straitlaced 1800s spirit
"...and Patrick Duffy. Not reviewed at press time. A slacker-stoner (Lynskey) and a 19th-century ghost (Greer) team up for..."

Sept. 17, 2021 Movie Review

Ride the Eagle
Jake Johnson gets his head straight in this comedic kin to Walden
"...wish I had dog brains half the time,” aging slacker Leif (the inimitable and always charming Johnson) tells his..."

July 30, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Awkward college romance gets a timely, heartfelt revamp with this astonishing debut
"...dash of Linklater's shambling take on twentysomething life in Slacker in the succession of parties Alex hits in search..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The King of Staten Island
Pete Davidson grows up a bit in this semi-autobiographical dramedy
"...easy to dislike Peter Davidson. Saturday Night Live's resident stoner-slacker exudes an aura of lazy smugness. Even if you..."

June 12, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

We Have an Issue: From the Ground Up
How we accidentally ended up with an Earth Day issue
"...of an Austin classic. This week: Richard Linklater's enduring Slacker. Follow @YorkshireTX and use the hashtag #NowStreaminginAustin to join..."

April 17, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Fathers of Football
Oklahoma high school football documentary could have gone deeper
"...from the Austin-based, Flaming Lips-affiliated, Okie-oddball filmmaker Bradley Beesley (Slacker 2011, Christmas on Mars) has all the creative drive..."

April 26, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Looking Back at the Corporate Comedy Classic Office Space
Mike Judge's defining depiction of corporate America enters the Texas Film Hall of Fame
" were anchored to your boring 9-to-5. In 1990, Slacker defined the decade's directionless, sardonic nihilism. In the years..."

March 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

In Memoriam: Gina Lalli
Pioneer of Indian classical dance in Austin dies at age 89
"...and taking on roles in local films, among them Slacker, where she appears as the Sidewalk Psychic. (“The next..."

Feb. 19, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Luv Doc: Small Tweaks
The devil is in the details
"...pretty exciting to me because it's right up my slacker alley. Instead of "losing weight" or "getting thin," you..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Column

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