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Rock Opera
Locally filmed micro-budget feature tells a picaresque story about a punk guitarist who is trying to sell enough pot to finance a low-rent tour for his band. His journey instead takes him on a tour through the college-town underground.
"...many find similarities between Ray's work and that of Slacker-vintage Richard Linklater, I believe a more analogous talent, and..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...influence of Richard Linklater, reminds me most of a slacker Preston Sturges. Gorgeous, gushing speeches pour out of his..."

July 16, 1999 Screens Feature

Further Reflections
"...unfortunate bagman. Rock Opera turns into a hysterically funny slacker caper movie filled with a stale-beer Austin-underbelly ambianceof pawnshops,..."

March 26, 1999 Screens Feature

A League of Their Own
"...a volcanic eruption. Often, the town that Richard Linklater's Slacker helped put on the film map more closely resembles..."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Jesse Sublett

Dude, It's Mitch Hedberg!
"...laid-back delivery, long hair, and sleepy eyes evoke the slacker/stoner label. His material, however, is intelligent, provocative, and very..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
"...Kirk believes the Slacker-esque nature of the pleasantly off-kilter love triangle at the..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Into the Pink
Interview With Filmmaker and Novelist Gus Van Sant
"...fact, all those kids in Richard Linklater's early film Slacker - and Linklater himself - remind me of Jack..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Screens Feature by Sid Moody

"...just reviewed the Austin Stories pilot series, (in true slacker form), in one sitting. What the hell is this..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Column

Geek Love
Protector of Cyberspace Mike Godwin
"...It's typical comic book fare -- slacker and misfit UT computer hacker/law student and former Daily..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Screens Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

How to Get an Education in Film
Austin Film Society Projections
"...Daniel, who would go on to make the movies Slacker, Dazed and Confused, and Before Sunrise together. These two..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Screens Feature

The Discovery Incubator
"...accidentally become an unpaid extra on the set of Slacker II. Although the Discovery Incubator itself could prove to..."

June 16, 1995 Music Feature

Before Sunrise
Richard Linklater takes one of the oldest romantic formulas in the book – strangers on a train – and creates a soulful melding of hearts, minds, and camera.
"...and choice of characters. As in his previous films, Slacker and Dazed and Confused he still maintains a great..."

Jan. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kevin Smith's feature debut is an outrageous, profane, and deliriously dead-on comedy that follows a day in the life of two young convenience/video store clerks.
"...convenience/video store clerks. O'Halloran is Dante Hicks, a 22-year-old slacker extraordinaire who receives a call from his boss one..."

Nov. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reality Bites
Stiller's first feature film as a director captured the zeitgeist and is imbued with an honest and sarcastic wit.
"...are a motley collection of Gen X misfit/archetypes, a musician/slacker, an oversexed Gap manager, and an emerging homosexual, respectively...."

Feb. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

El Mariachi
"...Gómez, Peter Marquardt and Reinol Martinez. From Richard Linklater's Slacker to Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, Austin is fast becoming..."

Feb. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest
The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week
"...Bummer Year harbingered anything but for the quartet, their slacker charm and chiming guitars earning them Best Rock honors..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Never’s Post-Punk Introduction and Five More Songs From Austin Artists
New music picks from Malik Baptiste, Felt Out, and more
"...synths with the singer's aloof delivery, as if king slacker Stephen Malkmus found himself fronting contemporary post-punks Automatic. "Don't..."

March 3, 2023 Music Column by Carys Anderson

Love and Cinema: Janet and John Pierson
Texas Film Awards honorees and indie cinema's fairy godparents Janet and John Pierson look back on 40 years at the movies
"...hands-on with pivotal films of the era: Working Girls, Slacker, The Thin Blue Line, Clerks, Go Fish, and Michael..."

March 3, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Seven Essential ACL Fest 2022 Recommendations
Heavyweight hand-picks from the Chronicle Music team
"...coiled surf-rock frenzy. New single "Eggshells" likewise licks stripped-down slacker ennui, an undercutting anxiety boiling just below the surface. –..."

Oct. 7, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Fantastic Fest Review: Something in the Dirt
Cerebral horror's greatest duo circle through cosmic conspiracies
"...buttoned-up repression, but Levi seems like a harmless beach-bummy slacker, but there's always an explanation or excuse for every..."

Sept. 29, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Editorial Staffers Name Their Essential Dishes
We've all got our favorites
"...pile of beans, vegan cheese, and rice of the Slacker's Banquet; or the vegan-style eggs Benedict, the Renedict, which..."

Sept. 23, 2022 Food Feature by Chronicle staff

Five Austin Filming Locations to Make You Feel Like a Star
Get your cameras out for the most memorable Austin movie moments
"...part of Austin movie history. The Greyhound Station in Slacker..."

Aug. 17, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What We're Listening to This Week
Otis Wilkins, Fuck Money, Cash Grab, Jake Lloyd, and more notable sounds
" truly captures the delicious glow of Austin's late-summer slacker vibe. Wilkins plays his best Lebowski as he croons..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Filmmaker and Film-Educator Paul Stekler Says Goodbye to UT
As he delivers his final class, the former head of UT-Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film gives a commencement speech looking back on a career without a plan
"...vibrant film community that would build on Rick Linklater's Slacker and Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, along with an equally..."

May 6, 2022 Screens Feature by Paul Stekler

Panic Fest 2022: Rondo and Bob
Austin-made history of an Austin original, and his obsession
"...a depiction of an era in Austin - of pre-slacker slackers Burns and future Leatherface Gunnar Hansen and their..."

May 1, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Richard Linklater's Memories of the Moon in Apollo 10½
The filmmaker's childhood in space race-era Houston recalled through Austin-made animation
"...for his ambitious and often experimental live-action films like Slacker and Boyhood, but he's also pushed boundaries as an..."

March 25, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Animated Childhood of Milo Coy in Apollo 10½
The young Austin actor takes one giant leap in Richard Linklater's tale of the space race
"...Richard Linklater movie. The director behind classics such as Slacker and School of Rock is finally back with a..."

March 25, 2022 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Film Review: Pirates
Teens navigate the UK garage scene in this turn-of-the-century tale
"...Graffiti, the hangout was 1962 San Modesto, California. In Slacker, it was 1989 Austin. And in Reggie Yates’ kinetic..."

March 12, 2022 SXSW Post by Joe Gross

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Zak White, Producer: Steven J. Wolfe Ben, and his slacker friend, Tanner play a prank on their high school..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
The hybrid music and movie fest unifies the ATX and the Twin Cities
" as "Grunge", laid the foundation for the entire "Slacker" culture of Generation X. (Texas premiere, available from Nov...."

Nov. 10, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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