Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. This drama 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. The film is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater
The film begins at 4:05pm and is 2hr 40min
Rated R - Drama
Dinner Discussion: Afterwards, we'll meet to discuss the film and the Enneagram over dinner at a nearby restaurant. Suggestions welcome!
Questions to Guide Discussion: We may discuss some or all of the topics here: Discussion Questions. It may help to refer to the list before watching the film.
Note About Experience Level: We will use the Enneagram numbers to identify the personality types. If you are new to the system, we strongly advise you to familiarize yourself with the various types and their numbers beforehand in order to better follow the conversation. Introductory information is available on the internet including The Enneagram Institute's "How to Begin with the Enneagram".