Boyhood — Music Video: "Hero" by Family of the Year


added: Fri, Jan 16th '15

In 2012, indie folk-rock band "Family Of the Year" made their biggest mark with their catchy guitar-plucking tune "Hero." Lately, both the song and the band have been riding a second and much larger wave of popularity due to Richard Linklater's acclaimed coming-of-age drama "Boyhood." In which "Hero" is featured quite notably in the film's soundtrack.

And while "Boyhood" heads into the end of awards season as an Oscar frontrunner, a new music video for "Hero" has been released, which also advertises the film's six Oscar nominations and recent home entertainment rollout. (Watch it, above)

Interesting note: according to a New York Post interview, "Family Of the Year" frontman Joe Keefe was basically homeless before Linklater's film gave the band a much-needed boost of attention and financial support. Read the whole article, here.

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 available on Blu-ray and DVD

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