We’re not talking empty hype— director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is nothing like you’ve ever seen. With an award-winning cast who filmed over the span of 12 whole years, Boyhood is a story that’s nothing like anyone has ever seen. Starring Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and several up-and-coming actors, Boyhood was the must-see film of the summer, and it’s one of the screenings University Union Cinemas is most excited to present. Catch this groundbreaking film TOMORROW (10/15) at 8:00p.m. in the HBC Gifford Theater.
Boyhood chronicles the 12 real-life years of actor, Ellar Coltrane, who was 7 years old at the start of filming and 19 at its end. Through his character, Mason, viewers experience a string of simple “growing up moments” we all share in common and the story of a divorced family and their complex flaws. As you journey with Mason from a first grade cutie to a college heartthrob and everywhere in between, brace yourself for some serious feelings of nostalgia. You might even experience a dose of déjà vu as you reminisce over each song in the film’s sweet soundtrack, which reflects the passage of time.
From major film festivals like Sundance to well-known critics like Richard Roeper, the film industry has created a buzz around Boyhood that is well-deserved. Naming this 12-year film project one of the best things he had ever seen, Roeper said this “living time capsule is so pitch perfect, the experience of watching it is almost unsettling.” Get a taste of that by watching the film's trailer.
See you TOMORROW at UU Cinemas!
Written by: Breanna Caires, Blog Editor