Directed by:Bob Ray, Spencer Parsons, Rusty Kelley, Berndt Mader, Amy Grappell, Karen Skloss, Duane Graves & Justin Meeks, Paul Gordon, Jonny Stranger, David & Nathan Zellner, Jay Duplass, John Bryant, Sam Wainwright Douglas, Ben Steinbauer, Elisabeth Sikes, Mike Dolan, Geoff Marslett, Bardley Beesley, Bob Byington & Clay Lifford, Carlyn Hudson, Miguel Alvarez, Scott R. Meyers, PJ Raval, and Chris Eska.
1991′s SLACKER is a love story to Austin, Texas and a near-documentary portrait of that era in its history. For twenty years, Austin has been defined by the film and its band of eccentric city-dwellers, dragworms and proto-hipsters. Two decades later, a new generation of filmmakers have emerged in the wake of this film. It is now their turn to tell the story of Austin.
24 of Austin’s brightest young filmmakers have banded together to update SLACKER with their own perspectives on the city. SLACKER 2011 is a stream-of-consciousness chronicle of a day in Austin, presenting the various personalities and locations that give the city its identity. The film showcases how the town has transformed so drastically from that moment in 1991, and also how some things never change.
SLACKER 2011 is a funny and thoroughly creative send-up of the original film and of twenty years of Austin filmmaking, presenting the city’s changing face while showcasing some of its most exciting talent.