Slacker, directed by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused), 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.