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Now Streaming in Austin: AFS on Slacker at the Dobie
Linklater explains the breakout run of his classic
"...in line to catch the first public screening of Slacker. Or maybe The Brave Little Toaster...."

July 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves
Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years
"...Whatever IMDB or Wikipedia tells you, don't believe it. Slacker did not open on July 5, 1991. That's the..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

From the Archives: Linklater on Linklater
Our 1991 self-interview by the Slacker filmmaker
"...the Chronicle back in 1991, at the height of Slacker's success, it would have been reasonable to believe that..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Linklater

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

Summer Fun Playlist: Release Shows TBA
"...Effervescent bedroom rock with clever arrangements for the overthinking slacker ("Venmo Me") with backup vocals sweeter than lemonade...."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...cut with both disgust and ennui in pure punk slacker fashion, the local quartet rants against the world on..."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Now Streaming in Austin: Slacker
The indie classic that put Austin on the cinema cultural map
"...Austin as a cinematic cultural center than Richard Linklater's Slacker...."

April 16, 2020 Screens Post

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

The Heroine of The Roxy Letters Fights to Get Austin's Groove Back
Mary Pauline Lowry's quirky novel looks for the city's soul
"...with are all written to an ex, the sad-sack slacker Everett.)..."

April 17, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wanna Watch Slacker With Us?
Thursday livetweet of the Linklater's Nineties indie classic
"...There aren't many movies that change everything. Richard Linklater's Slacker did exactly that, and this Thursday we'll be paying..."

April 15, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Join Us For Death Proof At Home
Every Thursday this month we'll live tweet another local classic
"...16: The wellspring of Austin indie cinema, Richard Linklater's Slacker. • April 23: A real throwback to when Austin..."

April 1, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Review: Shithouse
Remarkable debut is the anti-Say Anything
"...dash of Linklater's shambling take on twentysomething life in Slacker in the succession of parties Alex hits in search..."

March 20, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News: Zellweger, Linklater, Bujalski, Oh My!
Plus AFF gets an NEA grant and ... Cats 2?
"...called "The Untitled Richard Linklater Project," the director of Slacker and Boyhood said, "What strikes me most is the..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

The French View of Richard Linklater
Pompidou curator explains new tribute to the Austin filmmaker
"...country that has never had a theatrical release of Slacker, where Linklater only really became known with his third..."

Dec. 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Now Streaming in Austin: Coming Undone With Minnow Mountain
Resurrecting Rotoscoping for the Amazon Prime mindbender
"...here in ‘95 because it’s cooler than Houston. With Slacker, Waking Life, there were more interesting things going on..."

Nov. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chad Holt, Austin's Last Provocateur
The Total Badass left his mark on the city's underground
"...included a small role in the Richard Linklater homage Slacker 2011, but the paragon of Chad Holt onscreen is..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Screens Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Class Conscious Honky-Tonk of Croy & the Boys
Corey Baum’s crew nails the zeitgeist of 2019 Austin
"...& the Boys effort reveled in a distinctly Austin slacker vibe ("Good Enough"), Howdy High-Rise considers the city skyline..."

Sept. 6, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Texas Book Festival 2019: The Full Lineup
Malcolm Gladwell, Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham, and 300 more
"...Austin Kleon KEEP GOING Gordon Korman LEVEL 13 (A SLACKER NOVEL) Jorge Lacera ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES Megan Lacera..."

Aug. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Say Goodbye to Broad City at SXSW
If you’re here for spoilers, queen, we’ve got some news for you
"...if hyper-exaggerated, versions of themselves: TV Ilana being a slacker extraordinaire with a penchant for weed-induced philosophizing, while Abbi..."

March 11, 2019 SXSW Post by Beth Sullivan

SXSW Film Review: Pink Wall
Add another classic to the “Breakup Dramas” genre
"...is perhaps no stranger to this particular type of stoner/slacker ne’er do well, and he nails the gray areas..."

March 10, 2019 SXSW Post by Josh Kupecki

Looking Back at the Corporate Comedy Classic Office Space
Mike Judge's defining depiction of corporate America enters the Texas Film Hall of Fame
"...you 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

Chronicle Recommends: The Best of Austin
Our recommendations of the finest movies from and about the ATX
"...The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)/Slacker (1990)..."

Nov. 4, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Also Starring Austin Makes ATX the Star
Mike Blizzard’s cinematic history finds more than just slackers
"...Mike Blizzard. "I think a plurality would probably say Slacker or Dazed and Confused, [but] there was a long..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Screens Feature by Julian DeBerry

Fantastic Fest Review: Under the Silver Lake
Fantastically ambitious love letter to Tinsel Town
"...the magnetic fields of each one, seemingly randomly. The slacker philosophizing can turn into preposterous myth-making or dope-tinged weirdness..."

Sept. 27, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

How a Genetic Disorder Drove Abby Solomon to the Forefront of Science and Music
After supplying a scientific breakthrough, this Austinite improves one show at a time
"...their early 20s: local music. Far from the archetypal Slacker townie navigating existential quandaries, she sought convalescence from a..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Uncovering the Next Generation
Austin Youth Film Festival puts the focus on young movie minds
"...including producer Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood), and directors Richard Linklater (Slacker), Kat Candler (Hellion), Bryan Poyser (Lovers of Hate), and..."

May 18, 2018 Screens Feature by Tinu Thomas

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