In 1990, young filmmaker Richard Linklater filmed an absurd yet zany expiramental film that travels around the various streets, shops and citizens of Austin, Texas, creating a film unlike what many have ever seen before and since. That film, Slacker, is known as being a watershed moment in independent film, inspiring the likes of Kevin Smith and Paul Thomas Anderson while cementing Linklater's status as a filmmaker of note. But does Slacker deserve the recognition it has recieved or should it get lost in the haze of hipsters, hippies and various misfits that fill its run time?

 

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