By Matthew McKibben | April 25, 2014
IFC has officially released the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a movie following one boy’s life as he grows from boy to young man, filmed in bits and pieces from 2002 to 2012. There is no movie coming out in 2014 that I’ve been anticipating more than this one, and the trailer only ups the ante for me. Few writer/directors working today capture the mundane beauty of modern life better than Richard Linklater. His movies are often filled with “real” people talking about everyday issues (growing up, the difficulties of a relationship, living in a small East Texas town), and are usually presented via experimental film techniques that are easy to take for granted. Whether it’s using actual Carthage, Texas residents and creating a fictional narrative/documentary hybrid in Bernie, using rotoscope animation in Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly, making a trilogy of movies in which actors Ethan Hawke, Julie Delphy, and writer/director workshop the story together, or filming a movie in which you follow the same actor from age 6 to 16, Richard Linklater is one of our most interesting filmmakers working today.
Starring Patricia Arquette, newcomers Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater, and Linklater regular Ethan Hawke, Boyhood opens on July 11th, 2014.