Director Richard Linklater ("Dazed and Confused," "Waking Life") has created something magical with his latest feature film, "Boyhood."
Set for release on July 18, "Boyhood" was filmed over 12 years, and each of the child actors (Ellar Coltrane and Linklater's own daughter, Lorelei) grows up in front of our eyes, maturing from eight- and ten-year-olds into college-aged young adults. It's a sight to behold.
"Boyhood" takes us through the various rites of passage as young Mason (Coltrane) makes his way through life. An opus for sure, the movie is at times touching and other times harrowing -- and it has a unique ability to bring you in emotionally, almost as if you're part of the family too.
Mongrel Media has graciously offered Moviefone two stills, below, from the movie. (Click on the images for full-sized shots.)
"Boyhood" opens in theatres on July 18.
Here he is at the beginning of the movie:
And here he is towards the end: