Runtime: 165 mins
Actors Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Smith, Lorelei Linklater, Steven Chester Prince, Bonnie Cross, Sydney Orta, Libby Villari, Ethan Hawke, Marco Perella, Jamie Howard, Andrew Villarreal, Shane Graham, Tess Allen, Ryan Power, Sharee Fowler, Mark Finn, Charlie Sexton, Byron Jenkins, Holly Moore, David Blackwell, Barbara Chisholm, Matthew Martinez-Arndt, Cassidy Johnson, Cambell Westmoreland, Jennifer Griffin, Garry Peters, Merrilee McCommas, Tamara Jolaine, Jordan Howard
Shot in excess of 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is an earth shattering story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a tyke named Mason (an achievement execution by Ellar Coltrane), who actually experiences childhood with screen before our eyes. Featuring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s guardians and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD outlines the rough territory of adolescence like no other film has some time recently. Depictions of pre-adulthood from street outings and family meals to birthdays and graduations and all the minutes in the middle of get to be transcendent, set to a soundtrack traversing the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. Childhood is both a nostalgic time container of the later past and a tribute to growing up and child rearing.