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Slacker 2011 Trailer Released

Last month we reported on a group of filmmakers creating a remake of RichardLinklater's 1991 cult classic Slacker. Now the trailer is out, and the movie is set to make its debut in August.

The Austin Film Society and Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas asked 24 filmmakers to recreate scenes from the movie, sticking as close to the original script as possible, and are now compiling them into a modern adaptation.

While you have to wait until August to see the remake, you can actually watch the entire movie for free on YouTuberight now. Well, not entirely free. You'll have to sit through seven commercial breaks.

Here's the trailer for the original.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at nbernier@kut.org. Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.