Slacker 2011 Premieres Tonight at The Paramount

From the Austinist:

It's not too late to attend tonight's premiere of Slacker 2011, the re-imagining of Richard Linklater's homage to Austin as it existed 20 years ago. You don't have to love the original film to appreciate the significance of this project -- whether you were born in the skyscraperless hippie town Austin once was or recently moved here from California to start your new tech job, consider it your civic duty see and think about what this updated snapshot represents.

Online ticketing for the event is now closed, but slackers who still want to attend can buy their tickets at the Paramount box office beginning about 10 minutes before tonight's 7pm screening (as capacity allows).

The event kicks off at 6pm with the red carpet arrivals of Linklater, members of the original cast, and directors and cast members of Slacker 2011. General admission tickets are $15, and Paramount Film Fans can receive $5 discounts when they purchase at the box office or email ahead of time.

Watch the trailer below, and if you can't make tonight's premiere, it looks like the Alamo Drafthouse will be screening the film a few times beginning this weekend.