|Identifying Codes|| |
|Language||English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)|
|Audio||Dolby Digital 2.0|
|Run Time||100 min|
|Notes||Special features include: |
New digital transfer with restored image and sound
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988), Linklater's first full-length feature, with commentary available on video for the first time
Rare casting tapes featuring select "auditions"
Footage of the Slacker 10th Anniversary Reunion in Austin, TX in 2001
Stills gallery featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production and publicity photos, and early script versions
Home movies, an early film treatment and a 10-minute trailer for a documentary about the landmark cafe used in the film
"Woodshock," an early short
Booklet featuring reviews, essays,and production notes
Criterion Collection 2004 DVD edition
Slacker, directed by Richard Linklater, presents a day in the life of a loose-knit Austin, Texas, subculture populated by eccentric and overeducated young people. Shooting on 16 mm for a mere $3,000, writer-producer-director Linklater and his crew of friends threw out any idea of a traditional plot, choosing instead to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as compelling as the last. Slacker is a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive nonparticipants, and one of the key films of the American independent film movement of the 1990s.