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Directed by Richard Linklater

Part of Richard Linklater: A Day in the Life

Spend 24 hours in the lives of a colorful cast of characters, this time post–high school teenagers in
the suburbs. While this mismatched group waits in a convenience store parking lot for the return of an erstwhile nerd who now has a major record deal, plans are hatched, racial tensions rise, and dreams are dashed—but mostly everyone stagnates in, as one character calls it, “this tarpit of stupidity that we’re all stuck in.” Eric Bogosian’s screenplay crackles with sardonic humor and brooding intensity. “Its murderous mix of junk food, wasted time, petty envy, and gallows humor creates a truly ghostly view of this world” (New York Times). 1996, 35mm, 121 minutes.


In Context is made possible by generous support from Michelle and Bill Pohlad and Elizabeth Redleaf.