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Slackers
"...shown at length in a close-up. Like much of Slackers, a singularly distasteful campus romp, the scene is pointless..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Viva Les Slackers!
Viva Les Amis and Slacker 2011 double-team

Aug. 8, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman stars in this comedy from droll Austin auteur Bob Byington
"...than in his earlier works. And even though Austin slackers have become a familiar character subset in modern independent..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bellflower
Hellaciously original, this low-budget, post-apocalyptic film looks like no other in recent memory.
"...the heart of the hellaciously original Bellflower. Southern California slackers Woodrow (writer/director Glodell) and Aiden (Dawson) are fixated (well..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'The Last Supper'
Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas: an excerpt
"...From the book Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin,..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Screens Feature by Alison Macor

From the Archives: Linklater on Linklater
Our 1991 self-interview by the Slacker filmmaker
"...(Acting like he's never heard the question before.) Hmmm... Slackers might look like the left-behinds but they are actually..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Linklater

Slacker, the Map
It's been over a decade since Slacker premiered at the Dobie Theater. Since then, the lifestyle it celebrated is largely gone, along with the locations it helped make famous. In this "Slacker map," we look at what's disappeared and what's endured.
"...handy catch-all word. "In a sense, we were all slackers," he writes. "Aside from a consuming passion for cinema,..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Aliens
This fierce work of theatre feels like unrehearsed life at its most casual and intense
"...Sheep (designed here by Ia Ensterä) wherein two early-30s slackers (KJ and Jasper) hang out interminably and ... well,..."

April 6, 2012 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moving Pictures
Alison Macor charts 30 years of Austin history, one film at a time
"...on the eve of the publication of Macor's Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin,..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Luv Doc Recommends: Lebowski Fest
Stubb's, Friday, October 9, 2009
"...moved here in droves. Initially some were old-school hand-to-mouth slackers who came for the cheap booze, drugs, rent, and..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Column by The Luv Doc

Slack Where We Started
Richard Linklater and John Pierson Ponder 'Slacker' and Its Aftermath
"...and contained Walters' profiles of some of the movie's slackers (an idea spawned by Chronicle editor Louis Black, who..."

June 29, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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

May 20, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Rafiki
Kenyan LGBTQ drama is a miracle solely for existing, yet also a vibrant, colorful romance
"...out with a couple of homophobic and small-minded male slackers, who both view females solely in terms of their..."

May 3, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

At the Crossroads: Joe Nick Patoski’s Austin to ATX
Book, launching Feb. 13, tracks Austin’s evolving character
"...book (full title: Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas) Patoski..."

Feb. 11, 2019 Arts Post by Lauren Jones

Split Screen and Nineties Indie Film
AFS celebrates John Pierson’s seminal IFC show
"...was the TV spin-off of Pierson's book Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of..."

June 9, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Song to Song
Malick takes on the Austin music scene (sort of)
"...two virgin experiences to willing viewers. We’ve seen the slackers, the cosmic cowboys, all that onscreen before, but this..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Love & Friendship
What took Whit Stillman and Jane Austen so long to find each other?
"...College grads were odd bedfellows with the era’s ascending slackers, clerks, and small-time crooks. When Stillman expatriated to Europe..."

May 27, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Way We Ate
'Historic Austin Restaurants': an excerpt
"...in this particular area are particularly poignant." The 1990's: Slackers and Techies and Rising Rents..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Food Feature

Knocked Up
Although it’s extremely funny in bursts, Judd Apatow's new comedy flirts once too often with schmaltz before toppling into melodrama in its third act.
"...Apatow surrounds him with a juvenile band of like-minded slackers, played by actors from his cult-favorite TV shows Freaks..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Page Two: Things Blow Up for No Reason
Still weekly, free, and a little stunned, we enter our 25th year
"...was so mundane, so of a bunch of older slackers (in Richard Linklater's film's sense of the word) who..."

July 21, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Chapter 1: Before the Beginning
The Austin Chronicle is founded and struggles quite a bit.
"...The Daily Texan, Nick Barbaro and Louis Black were slackers before slackers were cool. Hip, smart, and indifferent to..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Strange Brew
Bob and Doug McKenzie, SCTV's beer-guzzling Canadian brothers, broke out of their TV-sketch format to star in this feature-length movie written and directed by their alter egos, Thomas and Moranis.
"...Brothers from SCTV, Bob and Doug, those beer-guzzling Canadian slackers who broke out of their TV-sketch format to star..."

May 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Public Notice
Welcome to Austin; Now Go Home
"...(maps for the way home...): 444-4757 They May Be Slackers... But They're Our Slackers..."

March 20, 1998 Column by Kate X Messer

The View From Here
John Pierson's Split Screen
"...perspective are exceptional. Last year he published Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of..."

March 7, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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

May 1, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Fancy Feast Cat Advent Calendar Returns
Something something “sandy claws”
"...Still, don’t the furry little slackers and marauders deserve a nice treat (or, in fact,..."

Dec. 1, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

From the Music Desk
On Willie, Billy, Stevie Ray, Blaze, and more highlights from four decades of covering Austin music
"...was still one of us, the mob of musicians, slackers, journalists, artists, writers, filmmakers, politicos, and other weirdos trying..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Features Feature by Michael Hall

Best Music Historian
Joe Nick Patoski
"...deeper in 2019's Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas and..."

May 14, 2021 Best of Austin Feature

Now Streaming in Austin: AFS on Slacker at the Dobie
Linklater explains the breakout run of his classic
"...from former Chronicle critic Alison Macor, author of Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin,..."

July 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jay Trachtenberg's Top Books of 2019
From the social upheaval of the Sixties to the double life of an intelligence agent to the secular past of an Orthodox rabbi, splits resolved into memorable books
"...Joe Nick Patoski's AUSTIN TO ATX: THE HIPPIES, PICKERS, SLACKERS, AND GEEKS WHO TRANSFORMED THE CAPITAL OF TEXAS (Texas..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

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