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Special ed. ; Full screen version.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2004]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ([64] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)


MPAA rating: R; for language.


Richard Linklater's Slacker presents a day in the life of a subculture of marginal, eccentric, and overeducated citizens in Austin, Texas; a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive nonparticipants.


Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.

Special features: three audio commentaries featuring Richard Linklater and members of the cast and crew ; casting tapes featuring select "auditions" from the over one-hundred-member cast, with an essay from production manager/casting director Anne Walker-McBay ; an early film treatment ; home movies ; ten-minute trailer for a documentary about the landmark Austin cafe, Les Amis, which served as location for several scenes in Slacker ; stills gallery ; "It's impossible to learn to plow by reading books" (1988), Linklater's first full-length feature, with commentary by the director ; "Woodshock" an early short 16mm film made by Linklater and Lee Daniel in 1985 ; "The Roadmap," a working script of Slacker including fourteen deleted scenes and alternate takes ; footage from the Slacker tenth-anniversary reunion in Austin, Texas, in 2001 ; slacker culture essay by Linklater ; information about the Austin Film Society, founded in 1985 by Linklater with Daniel.

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