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AFS & The Alamo Drafthouse Launch SLACKER 2011 Film & Campaign
AFS & The Alamo Drafthouse Launch SLACKER 2011 Film & Campaign | aust_txbz, Slacker, Austin Film Society, Texas Filmakers, Richard Linklater,

Texas Business reports:  The Austin Film Society and The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas announced  that 23 Austin filmmakers will remake vignettes from AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater’s seminal film Slacker.

 This homage project was conceived  The Alamo Drafthouse to celebrate SLACKER’s 20th anniversary year by bringing the film community together to honor one of Texas’ most well known 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  Austin’s talent.