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Richard Linlater Photo Credit: Daniel Bergeron and exclusive to Indiewire

Join us for clips and conversation about one of the summer’s most anticipated coming of age film, 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 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 not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Boyhood opens nationwide on July 18. Visit the official website here.

 

Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.

 
 

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Brief Bios

Before Slacker, an experimental narrative revolving around 24 hours in the lives of 100 characters, garnered acclaim in 1991, Richard Linklater had made many shorts and completed a Super 8 feature, It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988).

Linklater's additional credits include the 70's cult hit Dazed and Confused (1993); Before Sunrise (1995), for which Linklater won the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award for Best Director; Suburbia (1997); The Newton Boys (1998), a western/gangster film set in the 1920s; the animated feature Waking Life (2001); the real-time drama Tape (2001); the hit comedy School of Rock (2003); "$5:15 an Hour" (TV), Before Sunset (2004) which earned him an Academy Award nomination; Bad News Bears (2005); A Scanner Darkly (2006); Fast Food Nation (2006); Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008); Me and Orson Welles (2009); Bernie (2012); Up to Speed (2012, HULU); Before Midnight (2013); and Boyhood (2014).

Linklater also serves as the Artistic Director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985 to showcase films from around the world that were not typically shown in Austin. Now one of the nation’s top film organizations, The Austin Film Society shows over 200 films a year, has educational programs and has given out over $1,500,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers since 1996.

 

Eric Kohn is the chief film critic and a senior editor for Indiewire as well as the manager of the Criticwire Network. His work has also appeared The New York Times, Cineaste, New York Magazine, Variety, Filmmaker and several other publications. A member of the New York Film Critics Circle and FIPRESCI, he is the editor of the upcoming book Harmony Korine: Interviews (out this December). Born in Texas and raised in Seattle, he holds bachelors and masters degrees in cinema studies from NYU. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his girlfriend, two cats and a flat-screen TV.


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