Richard Linklater's latest film 'Boyhood' is showing at The Watershed, Bristol, Fri 11 - Thu 24 July 2014.
'Filmed with the same group of actors over a 12 year period from 2002 to 2013, the latest film from Richard Linklater is an engrossing one-of-a-kind epic about the ordinary: growing up, the banality of family life, and forging an identity. The film tracks 6 year old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) over life's most radically fluctuating decade, through a familiar whirl of family moves, controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder.
Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke play Mason's parents struggling to help Mason navigate life's non-stop flux, and watching as he emerges to head down his own road. A critical smash at this year's Sundance, Boyhood is totally unprecedented in its intimacy and quietly radical in its own unique way. What an astonishing achievement, and what an impressive feat of filmmaking from all involved - this is a film to celebrate and savour, and one that will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.' *Watershed