Boyhood

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood 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 a 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.

Film website + trailer

Show time is 6:45 PM. This is a long movie, running time 2 hrs 45 mins; so we may not gather afterwards, but we can head over to Lynnwood Grill (which is open late) if there is interest.

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  • Shawna

    I really liked this film. Linklater's films, especially Boyhood, have an authentic way of captioning (specifically young) people in "real time" with a hint of anti-conformist themes. I thought the casting was perfect. What stands out the most in the film is being in the moment, living in the moment. That's what I think this film is about: presence. What makes this film great is its small but subtle and vital moments in each character but mostly watching Mason's life unfold.

    4 · August 8

    • Hilton F.

      I saw the movie tonight, a little long but enjoyable.

      August 31

  • Elaine F.

    I like this trivia that GinaMaria linked to: The guitar-playing street performer is Ellar Coltrane's real father, Bruce Salmon. He is a musician based in Austin, TX, where his cameo scene is set.

    2 · August 8

  • Elaine F.

    what a terrific movie! a criticism i will mention is that I think Linklater did the movie a disservice by casting his daughter. her growing up was more interesting to me at the beginning of the story, as she was developing quicker. He didn't follow that story though. perhaps because he had already decided the story line was about the boy, or perhaps he was too close to the subject (the girl) to see the fascinating development.

    but all in all, a terrific movie.

    August 8

  • GinaMaria

    Very interesting film that brought back a lot of memories of growing up in Texas and going to college in Austin. I did a little research and discovered the college at the end is Sul Ross University, so the entire movie was filmed in Texas. Here's some more fun trivia about the movie: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1065073/trivia?ref_=m_tt_trv_trv.

    2 · August 7

  • Sue D.

    Really loved this movie! A coming of age documentary would be the best way I can describe it. I'm so glad I got to go this time!

    1 · August 7

  • Melissa

    I couldn't make this film & dinner with my other meetup either because of how looong it is. We should set up meeting for dinner or drinks after we've seen this. What cool & unique movie.

    August 7

  • George S.

    Damn! Won't get out of work in time:(

    August 7

  • Jacqui

    Really bummed that I cannot make this now but I have to finish a proposal tonight and it is just taking too long :-(

    August 7

  • Hilton F.

    I may or may not make it tomorrow, my air conditioner decided to quit on me and I may have to come home after work to have it worked on. If you go to the Flying Burrito and do not see me, carry on without me, I know you can do it.

    August 6

  • Tamara

    Out of town. Great movie. I wish I could join you.

    August 1

  • Hilton F.

    Dinner at Flying Burrito at 6! Next door to the theater in the strip mall.

    1 · August 1

  • Shawna

    Show time is confirmed for Boyhood at Raleigh Grande Thu Aug 7 for 6:45 PM.

    1 · July 31

  • Elizabeth J.

    I just realized how long this film is, and the timing won't work for me. Shawna, we'll compare notes later.

    1 · July 30

  • Miri

    Can't wait to see this one- thanks Shawna!

    2 · July 16

  • bruce

    out of town.

    July 16

  • Jacqui

    My son's 21st BDay today - so apropos! (of course he will be celebrating sans mom as he should ;-)

    1 · July 16

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