Boyhood — 10-minute Featurette: 'The Making of Boyhood: 12 Years on Film'


added: Tue, Dec 9th '14

One film that seems like an Oscar lock for best picture is Richard Linklater's acclaimed family drama "Boyhood." The film, which premiered earlier this year to rave reviews at Sundance and has since opened theatrically in the summer, is gaining plenty of traction after recently winning some top awards from both New York and Los Angeles Film Critics. It's easily one of the best-reviewed films of the year, and it could possibly take home some gold statuettes by the end of the day.

To accurately show a family mature in time, Linklater took a giant leap of faith and filmed "Boyhood" over the course of 12 years with the same cast (Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke). The result, which could have been misconstrued as a gimmick, turned out to be a heart-warming, and at times heart-breaking, depiction of childhood and parenthood.

Want to know how it was done? Well, you can now check out a 10-minute featurette on the making of Linklater's coming-of-age epic. Watch above.

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   Now Playing

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