Monday, August 22, 2011

My Mysterious Absence, My Big Screen Presence

photo copyright Caroline O'Connor 2011

A Big Hello to All Six of You,
Soon I will reveal why I recently disappeared, to where I disappeared, and sundry other bits of info. In the meanwhile, knowing how much you must miss me, I wanted to let you know about an opportunity you have-- coming right up-- to catch me on the big screen at the Paramount for a good 10 - 15 seconds. You might recall a post I wrote about being invited to be part of the remake of SLACKER. Well, the big premiere is August 31, 2011. Below is a press release. I will be back with something for you later this week or next week. 

(Austin, TX)—The Austin Film Society and The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemaare excited to present the World Premiere of SLACKER 2011, a re-imagining of Richard Linklater's SLACKER by 24 Austin filmmakers. The premiere screening will be on Wednesday, August 31st at 7 PM at The Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave). Red carpet arrivals with Richard Linklater, cast of the original SLACKER and directors and cast from SLACKER 2011 will begin at 6 PM.
Screening tickets are $10 for Austin Film Society members, $15 general admission. Screening with after-party at The Highball tickets are $50. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 512-322-0145.

About SLACKER 2011
Richard Linklater's SLACKER inspired a generation of American filmmakers by exploring the subculture of Austin, Texas in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of that iconic movie, 24 of Austin's top filmmakers 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 city-dwellers, dragworms, proto-hipsters and locations that give the city its modern identity. The film showcases a transformed town next to things that never change. SLACKER 2011 is an homage to twenty years of independent filmmaking, presenting the city’s changing face and showcasing some of its most exciting talent. The film celebrates the 20th anniversary of SLACKER and the project was used to raise funds for the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund. 2011 TFPF recipients will be announced on August 26th. More information available at:

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