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Richard Linklater's experimental film Boyhood heads to Sundance; plus new stills

01.13.2014
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I've been waiting for some time to see director Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD. The film has been shot on and off over the past 12-years with Ethan Hawke. Now it looks like the experimental film is finished up and squeezing in at Sundance this year.

Ethan Hawke had this to say about the story during his IAmA on Reddit back in April last year:

First up, I guess I should tell people what BOYHOOD is. It's a project also known as THE TWELVE YEAR PROJECT; Richard Linklater and I have made a short film every year for the last 11 years, one more to go, that follows the development of a young boy from age 6 to 18. I play the father, and it's Tolstoy-esque in scope. I thought the BEFORE series was the most unique thing I would ever be a part of, but Rick has engaged me in something even more strange. Doing a scene with a young boy at the age of 7 when he talks about why do raccoons die, and at the age of 12 when he talks about video games, and 17 when he asks me about girls, and have it be the same actor - to watch his voice and body morph - it's a little bit like timelapse photography of a human being. I can't wait for people to see it. Next year, he will graduate high school and we will finish the film. It will probably come out in 2 years.

The center of the film is, "Mason, who with his sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) go on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years from childhood to adulthood." Hawke and Patricia Arquette will play the divorced parents of the siblings.

So is this what happens between the BEFORE installments when Jesse goes back to Texas? When I was reading about the film, that was the first thought that came to my mind. I doubt it but it would be really interesting if it was.

The official Sundance website has two new stills of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) which I've posted. One I used as the header and the other is below.

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Source: DeadlineSundance

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1:31PM on 01/14/2014

Linklater's Legacy will be secured as one of the greats...

It is a shame that such awesome projects from Linklater require around a decade of time to create, but that is also what makes them worth it.
It is a shame that such awesome projects from Linklater require around a decade of time to create, but that is also what makes them worth it.
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11:23PM on 01/13/2014
Sounds awesome.
Sounds awesome.
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10:51PM on 01/13/2014
They should've called it "12 Years a Slave" AMIRIGHT? Sounds interesting though.
They should've called it "12 Years a Slave" AMIRIGHT? Sounds interesting though.
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8:13PM on 01/13/2014

Well you gotta appreciate the commitment atleast.

Especially from the kid, because c'mon, I was a boy once. I would have done the one and then flaked.
Especially from the kid, because c'mon, I was a boy once. I would have done the one and then flaked.
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6:56PM on 01/13/2014

So excited…wish they had gone further

To when he's about 23 or so, a year after college has ended when he's entered close to full-on adulthood. THAT would be fascinating on a different level. But who am I to complain? I can't wait for this flick to be release. So original, such a brilliant and simple (but also ambitious) conceit.
To when he's about 23 or so, a year after college has ended when he's entered close to full-on adulthood. THAT would be fascinating on a different level. But who am I to complain? I can't wait for this flick to be release. So original, such a brilliant and simple (but also ambitious) conceit.
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