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SFIFF: An evening with Richard Linklater & Screening: Boyhood

It's a little bit further out, but make sure to get your tickets NOW for this awesome event!!

Richard Linklater, the director of the amazing "Before ..." series, is honored with the "Founders Directing Award" at the San Francisco International Filmfestival.

 The event includes an onstage interview and a selection of clips from his notable directing career and will be followed by a screening of latest experiment, Boyhood.

Tickets for this event are $25. It WILL sell out so order your ticket NOW!

Showtime is 7pm - we'll have to be in line an hour before the show starts to get decent seats. Bring your dinner and we'll eat in line :)


Boyhood: Linklater ups the ante with this bold, brilliant experiment in time-lapse cinema. In 2002, Linklater started constructing a fictional story centered on a seven-year-old boy named Ellar Coltrane. For 12 years, Linklater, Coltrane, actors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette and several nonprofessionals (including the director’s daughter Lorelei) got together once a year, working out a loose storyline and incorporating his young star’s experiences into the mix. Stepdads come and go; ditto a girlfriend. Time is marked by fluctuating weights and heights, as well as a jukebox’s worth of pop songs. Not much happens…just life, in all its messy glory. A boy becomes a man before one’s very eyes. The result is nothing short of a masterpiece, an extraordinary collaborative gamble that succeeds in charting the rocky terrain of childhood like no other movie. Linklater puts his laissez-faire style of filmmaking to perfect use here, dropping in seemingly random snapshots of young adulthood and turning the “banal” moments of American adolescence—hanging out with friends, talking trash, working wage-slave jobs—into something transcendental. It’s impossible not to watch Coltrane go from baby-faced kid to emo-brooding teen without thinking about one’s own journey. They—and we—grow up so fast.

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  • Stefan

    If you want to connect with us after the show we'll be congregating near the box office

    May 2, 2014

    • Stefan

      This is hands down the best movie I've seen this year. The individual episodes blend in so seamlessly and is a real joy watching this kid grow up and develop. The pre- conversation was a little light but I still enjoyed it.

      2 · May 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah Parker Posey was .... A let down.

      May 3, 2014

  • Jin

    Thanks Stefan for organizing another great event and getting the best seats of the house always! Powerful movie. All together 9 hours duration for me for the event, but now I can say: I was there for SFIFF 2014. ;-)) Looking forward for next year!

    May 3, 2014

  • Stefan

    We're in row 7 .. I have saved a few seats

    May 2, 2014

    • Stefan

      Perfect!

      May 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I snagged the 1st seat I could find... didn't want to risk not getting a good one. Perhaps will meet up later depending on how late this shindig goes.

      May 2, 2014

  • Stefan

    I'm here .. In front if the cookie shop ..look for the meetup button

    May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know if tix need to be printed? Mine are on my phone.

    May 2, 2014

    • Stefan

      That should be OK .. If it's the tax and not just the confirmation

      May 2, 2014

    • Stefan

      *tix* I had to pick mine up from will call

      1 · May 2, 2014

  • Lorri P.

    Couldn't wait to go; but neglected to buy tickets early enough (should have heeded your advice, Stefan). Have a great time!

    April 29, 2014

    • Dorian W.

      Do you still need a ticket? I have 2 extras which I can't use. I have them in Palo Alto at the moment.

      May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    does anyone have an extra ticket they are looking to sell to see Richard Linklater? Thanks!

    April 29, 2014

    • Dorian W.

      Do you still need a ticket? I have 2 extras which I can't use. I have them in Palo Alto at the moment.

      May 2, 2014

  • Stefan

    Does anybody want to carpool from the San Mateo area? I have a spare seat in my car.

    May 1, 2014

  • Marvin

    There is a July 11 release date for the film in the US, but obviously Linklater will not be in attemdance!

    March 30, 2014

  • chengcheng H.

    Heard a lot of good words about it. Is it only available at Castro theater?

    March 25, 2014

    • Stefan

      This special event with Link later himself in attendance is a one time event. There is no date for a wider release of the movie yet.

      March 25, 2014

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