Director: Richard Linklater
I'm pretty sure I saw Slacker during a limited run in summer of 1990 in Houston. Apparently wide release occurred in 1991, but I know I saw it in 1990. So. The film was part of the dawn of the indie film movement that would define film over the next decade. In some minute ways, it also opened the door to Austin, TX as a cool, hep city - which is a designation which will eventually fuck up a city beyond all recognition, which is where we're at today with the Capitol City.
But in the summer of 1990, just moved from Austin to Spring, TX, somehow my brother and I talked our mom into driving us downtown Houston from our suburban enclave to see the movie. To say "art film" is not my mom's bag is putting it mildly (it's more of a "what are you talking?" than an angry aversion), but she knew she'd see familiar sights as the movie was shot around the central core of Austin as it was then, and heard the movie was a comedy. So. We loaded into the GMC conversion van and made our way downtown. I believe film-participant and former Butthole Surfers drummer Teresa Taylor (RIP) was in the audience with us, but could never be sure.