"Boyhood" - highly acclaimed film by Richard Linklater at the Harvard Exit

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0oX0xiwOv8

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:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/boyhood/

“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).


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  • Beverly

    I really enjoyed the movie - still thinking/chewing on it. I'm looking forward to the next movie with this group.

    1 · August 26

  • Silvia

    Great

    1 · August 26

  • Vasanth

    Thanks for the great time and putting this together, Laura! We should do this more often

    1 · August 25

  • Moniece C.

    Wonderful film! I'm still marveling at the achievement of making a movie over this time.span, and seeing all the actors change over time. I related to it on so many levels.

    August 24

  • Moniece C.

    Wonderful film! I'm still marveling at the achievement of making a movie over this time.span, and seeing all the actors change over time. I related to it on so many levels.

    August 24

  • Karen V

    Jay and I enjoyed it completely. How utterly believable. We want to the sequel

    August 24

  • laura

    It was great to greet familiar faces and meet new friends tonight. We had a fascinating discussion afterward at Roy Street Coffee, after I had gained a new perspective watching Mason's journey for the second time. Thanks to all who braved the sun to join us!

    1 · August 24

  • Arnie Z

    Excellent movie. Thanks Laura for hosting.

    1 · August 24

  • Alan B.

    One of the most moving films I've seen in years. What a unique viewing experience!

    August 24

  • Christopher

    That was quite a ride! The transitions across the years were surprisingly smooth and organic - I started to watch what was up with Mason's hair to realize that time had again passed. Such perfectly imperfect characters. Like Calvary last week, this was complex enough that I intend to watch at least once more to harvest content and nuance.

    2 · August 24

  • Phil

    Couldn't help but take perspective on my life.

    August 24

  • Tamar H.

    Excellent movie. Was great to meet everyone.

    1 · August 24

  • Tamar H.

    Excellent movie. Was great to meet everyone.

    August 24

  • Al L.

    Sorry, going to have to bail out at last minute. Next time.

    August 24

  • Cliff

    Also couldn't wait. Saw it a few weeks ago. Very worthwhile.

    1 · August 23

  • Jessica S.

    I saw it weeks ago, so I won't be joining you this time, but thought it was terrific!

    1 · August 23

  • Tracy R.

    I really want to see it but I'm unable to on Sunday.

    August 23

  • Kris L.

    I saw this movie this week in Milwaukie with my brother and niece. The discussion afterward was so rich I'm ready to see it again!

    August 20

    • laura

      You're welcome to join us!

      August 21

  • Tamar H.

    I am attending, but I have not attended a movie with this group before. Do you all get together after to discuss the movie? I would love to join.

    August 20

    • George L.

      From the event description: 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).

      August 21

    • laura

      Thanks, Marian. I'll check back on Friday to make sure it's still at "The Exit" and showing at that same time.

      August 19

  • laura

    We might have to rent a banquet hall for our after-theatre chat! (o;

    August 19

  • George L.

    Laura: Looks like you have a handful.

    1 · August 19

  • Tony

    Thanks for the invite! I've seen it. Have fun.

    2 · August 18

  • Vasanth

    Hi, will someone be driving from Bellevue? I would love to carpool with someone driving from Bellevue.

    Thanks,

    Vasanth

    August 9

  • laura

    In case you missed the brief run of, "The Railway Man," it is playing at the Crest through Thursday (at least). Don't miss this terrific film.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    1 · August 3

  • Colleen B.

    Unfortunately, I am on vacation that weekend! However, am seeing it this weekend so will let everyone know about the movie.

    August 1

    • laura

      thanks, Colleen...

      August 3

  • Matthew

    Will be out of town, and have seen it twice, you guys will love it!

    1 · August 2

  • Delia

    I wish I could attend, but I'll be out of town.

    August 2

  • Ken

    Would love to go, but won't be around.
    Thanks George

    August 1

    • George L.

      Ken: Thank Laura; she is the host for this meetup. I am not attending because of other commitments.

      August 1

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