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Epic in technical scale but breathlessly intimate in narrative scope, Boyhood is a sprawling investigation of the human condition.



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Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. (c) Sundance Film Fest

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Bonnie Cross
as Teacher
Sydney Orta
as Elementary School Girl
Marco Perella
as Professor Bill Welbrock
Shane Graham
as Neighborhood Friend #1
Tess Allen
as Neighborhood Friend #2
Sharee Fowler
as Book Trivia Judge
Mark Finn
as Book Release Emcee
Holly Moore
as Mason's 4th Grade Teacher
David Blackwell
as Liquor Store Clerk
Jennifer Griffin
as Mrs. Darby
Garry Peters
as No Obama Man
Savannah Welch
as College Girl Singer
Nick Krause
as Charlie
Derek Chase
as Charlie's Friend
Angela Rawna
as Professor Douglas
Megan Devine
as Make Out Girl
Roland Ruiz
as Enrique
Richard Jones
as Grandpa Cliff
Tom McTigue
as Mr. Turlington
Martel Summers
as Beer Pong Guy
David Clark
as High School Band Singer
Zoe Graham
as Sheena
Richard Robichaux
as Mason's Boss
Will Harris
as Sam's College Boyfriend
Bruce Salmon
as Guitar Player
Wayne Sutton
as Beat Box
Joe Sundell
as Band Member 1
Sean Tracey
as Band Member 2
Ben Hodges
as Band Member 3
Daniel Zeh
as Band Member 4
Chris Doubek
as Guy in Diner
Andrea Chen
as Sam's Roommate
Mona Lee
as High School Teacher
Bill Wise
as Uncle Steve
Alina Linklater
as Twin Cousin 1
Charlotte Linklater
as Twin Cousin 2
Genevieve Kinney
as Woman at Party
Elijah Ford
as Jimmy's Bandmate 1
Kyle Crusham
as Jimmy's Bandmate 2
Conrad Choucroun
as Jimmy's Bandmate 3
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