We have a guest host, Linda, for this event. I heard the back story of this movie on NPR. They actually used the same cast, filming over the course of twelve years. I wonder what the contract looked like.
This will be at The Tampa Theatre, one of the first "movie palaces" that is almost 80 years old. There are so many architectural and decor details, even after 8 years of the Movie Meetup, I still see something there I had not seen before. I believe street parking is free north of Kennedy after 6pm.
2h 43m / Rated R / Drama
Dates and Times Thu, Aug 7 - 7:30pm
Marital squabbles, a divorced dad trying to connect with the kids he sporadically sees, teenagers acting out, parents learning to let go… Though Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD may not tell the story of a spectacular life, the way in which he tells the story has been called “A masterpiece of American movie making and a memorable 12-year epic of family life that isn’t quite like anything else in the history of cinema” by Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir.
Writer/director Linklater (SCHOOL OF ROCK, FAST FOOD NATION) filmed BOYHOOD in 39 days between 2002 and 2013 with the same cast, allowing Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane) to literally grow up on screen before our eyes as he witnesses this uneventfully normal - and highly relatable - family story.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.”Starring Ethan Hawke (REALITY BITES, BEFORE MIDNIGHT) and Patricia Arquette (TRUE ROMANCE, television’s Medium) as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater (director Richard’s daughter) as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.