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Austin Film Society & Alamo Drafthouse Announce SLACKER 2011

The Austin Film Society and The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas are excited to announce that 23 of the most celebrated Austin filmmakers will remake vignettes from Austin's most seminal film, Richard Linklater's SLACKER.

Austin Film Society & Alamo Drafthouse Announce SLACKER 2011

The Austin Film Society and The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas are excited to announce that 23 of the most celebrated Austin filmmakers will remake vignettes from AFS Founder & Artistic Director Richard Linklater’s seminal film SLACKER. This homage project was conceived by The Alamo Drafthouse team to celebrate SLACKER’s 20th anniversary year by bringing the film community together to honor one of Texas’ best homegrown films. AFS came aboard with a stellar group of filmmakers and a Kickstarter-like campaign to raise an additional $60,000 toward the 2011 Texas Filmmakers Production Fund (accepting applications until June 1).

Each scene will be recreated, using the original dialogue and locations (whenever possible), and individual scenes will then be compiled to create the remake, presenting the city’s changing face while showcasing some of its most exciting talent.

Participating Filmmakers & Teams: Miguel Alvarez, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, AFS Film Club, Bradley Beesley, John Bryant, Bob Byington, Mike Dolan, Sam Wainwright Douglas, Jay Duplass, Chris Eska, Paul Gordon, Amy Grappell, Duane Graves, Berndt Mader, Geoff Marslett, Spencer Parsons, PJ Raval, Bob Ray, Reel Women UT Chapter, Elisabeth Sikes, Karen Skloss, Ben Steinbauer, David & Nathan Zellner.

Donations of $50 or higher to SLACKER 2011 will receive a ticket to the World Premiere on August 31st with the remake filmmakers and Richard Linklater in attendance for Q&A. More details on the event will be released when finalized. Project details and updates can be found at austinfilm.org/slacker2011

The levels of support for SLACKER 2011:

$25,000 – Executive Producer credit on SLACKER 2011, the option for an walk-on speaking role, an autographed DVD of SLACKER & the remake, and VIP seating for 10 at the World Premiere screening.

$10,000 – Producer credit on SLACKER 2011, the option for a featured extra role, an autographed DVD of SLACKER & the remake, and VIP seating for 6 at the World Premiere screening.

$5,000 – Get a walk-on speaking role in SLACKER 2011, Special Thanks on the finished film, an autographed DVD of SLACKER & the remake, and 4 VIP tickets to the World Premiere screening.

$1,000 – Be a background extra in SLACKER 2011, get Special Thanks credit on the finished remake film, an autographed DVD of SLACKER & the remake, and 2 VIP tickets to the World Premiere screening.

$500 – Get Special Thanks credit on the finished remake film, an autographed DVD of SLACKER & the remake, and 2 VIP tickets to the World Premiere screening.

$100 – Thanks credit on the finished remake film, a DVD copy and 2 tickets to the World Premiere screening.

$50 – $99 – One ticket to the World Premiere screening and thanks on our website as a valuable donor to the Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund.

Contact:
Agnes Varnum, Director of Marketing, Austin Film Society
Bryan Poyser, Director of Artist Services, Austin Film Society

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