We will be attending the 4:30 p.m.showing of “Boyhood” at the Harvard Exit theater on Sunday, August 24. This highly praised film is directed by Richard Linklater who was the creative genius behind “Before Sunrise”, “Before Sunset”, and “Before Midnight”. Here is a description of the film taken from Landmark Theatres web site:
“Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood by writer/director Richard Linklater (director and co-writer of Before Midnight) 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.”
For a preview of “Boyhood” check out this video on youtube:
rottentomatoes.com, the film review aggregator, rates “Boyhood” at 99 (one of the highest rating ever for this site – this means that 99% of all film critics are positive about the film). Here is the link to that web site where you can read or scan all of the reviews to see if this film is for you:
“Few filmmakers ever make a great movie. Fewer still ever make a movie that expands what movies can express. Richard Linklater does both with Boyhood.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“"Boyhood" is a stunt, an epic, a home video, and a benediction. It reminds us of what movies could be and - far more important - what life actually is.” (Boston Globe)
“Perhaps never has the long arc of the journey from childhood to college been portrayed as cohesively and convincingly as Richard Linklater has done in a film that can be plain on a moment-to-moment basis but is something quite special in its entirety.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Meet me at 4:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Harvard Exit Theater. I am of the female persuasion, sport glasses and curly hair and I look just like my photo! I’ll likely be wearing a straw hat if the sun shows its face, or an oilskin topper in the event of rain.
There will be an optional food and beverage stop at the conclusion of the film (conclusion = after all the credits have been shown). Meet me in the lobby of the theater at which time we will decide which establishment to patronize (most likely the DeLuxe Grill at the end of the block on Broadway).