In 2002, Austin-based writer/director Richard Linklater embarked on his most ambitious project of his impressive and influential career: Boyhood, a coming-of-age tale that he shot over the course of 12 years with a cast that’s led by Ellar Coltrane. Linklater would assemble his cast once a year for 12 years to shoot scenes in Austin, Houston or other Texas locations for a story that traces the turbulent early life of Coltrane’s Mason from age 6 through 18. The film is remarkable for capturing Coltrane and co-star Lorelei Linklater age from kids to preteens to teenagers over the course of the film’s 166 minutes. Lorelei Linklater, who is writer/director Richard Linklater’s daughter, stars as Mason’s older sister Olivia. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette play the siblings’ divorced parents. Boyhood received its Austin premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The Austin Film Society will screen Boyhood twice on Sunday July 13 at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre in advance of its July 18 opening. The 1 p.m. screening on Sunday, July 13 will conclude with a Q&A and a reception with Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane, and Patricia Arquette. Linklater, Coltrane, and Arquette will introduce the 7 p.m. screening on Sunday, July 13. Writer/director Richard Linklater and star Ellar Coltrane sat down with the media during the SXSW Film Festival to discuss Boyhood.
Aired: July 10, 2014
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