Summer Free-For-All


Directed by Richard Linklater

USA, 1990, 1h 37min, 35mm

Summer Free-For-All

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.



Advance RSVPs are sold out for SLACKER. Those who RSVP’d in advance will receive priority admission into the film. Please note that our Summer Free-For-All screenings have been oversold to ensure a full theater. If any spaces are available after advance RSVPs have been admitted, we will open to a wait list at the box office.


An encore screening of SLACKER has been added to our Saturday schedule at our normal, signature pricing. Purchase tickets here:

“SLACKER perfectly captured the American Left’s malaise, disillusionment, and nihilism at the dawn of the ’90s.”
—Film Comment

“Linklater’s lovingly crafted portrait of a group of barely connected eccentrics in Austin, Texas is about a collective atmosphere, a state of being that is unique to this place and the people in it.”
—Reverse Shot

“Stunningly current in both style and content.” 

This is the film that brought AFS’s own Richard Linklater to national prominence. Rarely has a city been represented as panoramically as Austin is here with local culture woven through the narrative thread of the film as the camera follows one fascinating person after another. A major moment in World Cinema — and Austin Cinema. In 35mm.

This screening is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP in advance. RSVP does not guarantee admission, please arrive early as seating is first come, first serve. These shows are oversold to ensure a full house. Registrations are limited to two per person.