Film Series’ Strange Brew: Cult Films Presents ‘Slacker’ April 3

| April 2, 2013

Webster University Film Series presents Slacker Wednesday, April 3, at 8 p.m., at Schlafly Bottlerworks as part of their Strange Brew: Cult Films series.

SLACKER (Richard Linklater, 1991, USA, 100 min.)
Richard Linklater’s Slacker presents a day in the life of a loose-knit subculture of marginal, eccentric, and over-educated citizens in Austin, Texas. Shooting film on 16mm for a mere $3,000, writer/producer/director Linklater and his crew of friends eschewed a traditional plot, choosing instead to employ long takes and fluid transitions to create a tapestry of more than a hundred characters, each as unique as the last, culminating in an episodic portrait of a distinct vernacular culture and a tribute to bohemian cerebration. 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.

Slacker trailer:  [youtube][/youtube]

Film Series Strange Brew films are presented in the lively atmosphere of Schlafly Bottleworks, located at 7260 Southwest Ave. in  Maplewood, Mo., with ample parking and great beer on tap. Admission is $5.

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