Boyhood — Trailer

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added: Fri, Apr 25th '14

Richard Linklater is nothing if not ambitious. The filmmaker of "Dazed and Confused," "School of Rock" and the revered "Before (Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight)" film series took a radical approach to filming his latest effort, the coming-of-age drama "Boyhood," which stars newcomer Ellar Coltrane as a young boy who (literally) matures into a young man with Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as his struggling, divorced 
parents.

Beginning in 2002 and over the course of 12 years, Linklater would periodically shoot snippets of his ambitious film to accurately show the main character (Coltrane) grow from roughly age 6 to age 18. The result was "cinematic history" as the film's debut trailer proudly declares. And from what we can tell, it's a sentiment that seems to be echoed by critics who saw Linklater's innovative opus at this year's Sundance.

"Boyhood," in which Linklater casts his own daughter Lorelei Linklater as the sister, will be hitting theaters on July 11th.

synopsis:
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

 

directed by   Richard Linklater

starring   Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater

release date   July 11, 2014

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