3 color silkscreen print on 110lb archival paper 20 x 24 inches edition of 50 Hand pulled
Doing more to promote the blessed “Keep Austin Weird” philosophy than any number of SXSWs could manage, Richard Linklater’s exceptional breakthrough 1991 film is as much a celebration of the Texas capital’s wholly unique flavor as it is the definitive portrait of a generation’s comfortable aimlessness. Slacker ditches convention narrative form as it follows dozens of bohemian Austin residents over a single day, through their routines of lollygagging, hanging out, walking around, and espousing their highly unusual, often-hilarious points of view. Daisy-chaining seamlessly from character to character through the city’s coffee shops, bars, and sidewalks, Linklater’s inimitable vignettes (born from years worth’ of his jotting down snippets of overheard Austin weirdness) create a vivid, buzzing snapshot of a funky subculture not afraid to speak its mind on the values that define it. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Slacker is as relevant today as ever — and its ‘90s wardrobe looks pretty fresh to boot!