Richard Linklater, who has always been a pioneer in experimental filmmaking and is the first to make a movie in which actually shows the real growing up and changing of its characters. Linklater knew that he wanted to make a movie about childhood, but instead of using the typical techniques, he insisted on filming the same cast members over a period of years to fully capture the experience of ‘growing up’ through the eyes of a young boy.
Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, the result is Boyhood; a revolutionary movie covering a whopping 12 years in the life of a young boy, Mason, and his family. Mason, along with his sister Samantha is shown on an emotional journey from childhood to adulthood as they literally grow up on screen before our very eyes
IFC films have released a new featurette where Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, discuss the unique process of making this movie. Even if the story doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, the unique filmmaking processes should be creating enough curiosity to get you into cinemas on July 11th. But I for one couldn’t be more excited to see something new and different on the big screens this Summer!
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