Thursday Cinema

Salt Beyoğlu

April 25, 2019 19.00

Slacker 1990 1 <i>Slacker</i> [Aylak] (1990) filminden bir kare ©Detour Film Production
Still from Slacker (1990) ©Detour Film Production
Walk-in Cinema

Slacker (1990)
Director: Richard Linklater
100 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

A single day with mostly under-30 over-educated, unemployed, talkative, nonparticipant bohemians, social outcasts and misfits in Austin, Texas… Although shot with a 16mm Arriflex camera and a total budget of $23,000 in 1989, Slacker (1990) soon became one of the cult independent films with its unique perspective on subculture and existence in America in the 90s.

Director of well-received Before trilogy, Richard Linklater enlisted the regulars of the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985, to make a film formed through a series of interactions flowing from one scene to another. Characters, including a UFO buff insisting the U.S. has been on the moon since the 1950s and an anarchist befriending a man trying to rob his house, talk freely on various themes such as city life, social classes, exclusion, unemployment, and media.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.