My favourite – Richard Linklater’s #Boyhood to premiere on Indian Television

#FlashbackFriday to this post: #Boyhood

The film is going to make its Indian television premiere on 12th March at 9pm on Star Movies Select HD. No, this is not a sponsored post. I just really enjoyed the movie and would love to revisit it on television.

Here’s what the film is about:

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. 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.

I don’t know about you but I’ve set a reminder in my calendar for this viewing.

Fun fact:

Everybody Wants Some
Everybody Wants Some

All set for an April Fool’s Day release is ‘Everybody Wants Some’, a film by director Richard Linklater whose 2014 release Boyhood became a critics’ favorite. ‘Everybody Wants Some’ is something of a teenage nostalgia reminiscent of Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused’. It seems befitting that post his success with a coming of age film, Linklater is set to release one about being a teenager. The title of the film is also the namesake of a highly popular Van Halen song. “Everybody Wants Some!!” features on the band’s album ‘Women and Children First’ that released in 1980 and was a concert favorite during the bands early years.

The director has also gone on record to say that the upcoming film coincided with his last release Boyhood. “It’s a party film,” Linklater said. “It’s really about the beginning of school, not the end of the school year. I guess personally or autobiographically it’s kind of in that realm, but it’s also a continuation of Boyhood, believe it or not. I don’t know if one film can be a sequel to two different movies, but it begins right where Boyhood ends with a guy showing up at college and meeting his new roommates and a girl. It overlaps with the end of Boyhood.”

Cannot. Wait!