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Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Added to Sundance, 164 Minute Run Time

My most anticipated film of the year

Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood
Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood

Would you look at that, my most anticipated movie of 2014 has been added to the Sundance Film Festival lineup, as Richard Linklater will bring Boyhood to the fest where it will enjoy a series of special preview screenings.

The film stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater and was shot over short periods from 2002 to 2013. Described as a groundbreaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family, Boyhood centers on Mason (Coltrane), who with his sister Samantha (Linklater), are taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood. Arquette and Hawke play the children's parents.

For a more detailed look at the film and it's path since 2002 click here.

The festival cites the official running time at 164 minutes (2 hours and 44 minutes) and marks yet another return to the fest for after premiering Before Midnight there just a year ago.

Featured above is the first of two pictures from the film, and just below is a second. The film is still looking for distribution.

As I mentioned, this is my most anticipated movie of the coming year, if you missed the list click here.

Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood
Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood
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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    Can't wait to see this. The running time made me even more excited

  • http://www.cinemaconfessions.com/ Gautam Anand

    wow.. really that running time has doubled up my excitement. It's going to be epic. If Linklater hits it out of the park as he did with Before series of films, this is going to something every special.

  • http://www.silverscreenriot.com SmartFilm

    Don't entries like this make you the least bit interested in attending Sundance Brad?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      If I didn't have to deal with the people, snow and small venues then I'd go. Otherwise it's not the environment I want to watch movies in.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

        Speaking of which, you should start the Cannes fundraiser earlier this year, so you can have time to meat the goal.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/tomsawyer/ tomsawyer

    WHOA. I can't wait for this.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    2013 - 2002 = 11 164/11= approximately 15 minute (in reality it's 14.9090.....). So each short will be approximately 15 minutes. Cool.

    • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

      2013-2002 = 11 + 1, accounting for 2002 itself. That equals about 13 minutes.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

        Arg, your right. You have become my mathematical film rival.

        • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

          Hah sorry...

  • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10

    Cannot wait for this film. I hear IFC has the rights to it, which means an eventual Criterion release is likely.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      Where did you read that?

      • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10
        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

          No idea where they would have got that information from.

          • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10

            Well, what is important to notice is that Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC, was in attendance at the meeting that the one user referenced. The picture (linked via Instagram) of Linklater and Hawke also describes the two individuals as having talked about their upcoming collaboration with IFC.

            Furthermore, the Sundance website lists it as an IFC release and even credits Sehring as an executive producer: http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/14233/boyhood

            • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

              Damn, that's some thorough investigative work. Very nice.

              • http://letterboxd.com/criterion10/ Criterion10

                Thanks! =)

                Considering Criterion's relationship with both Linklater and IFC is rather intimate, a release is all but confirmed at this point (unless something unexpected happens).

  • http://letterboxd.com/jchastained/ JessicaChastained

    What an amazing piece of news to wake up to! My most anticipated too, been waiting for it for ages :)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/kathrynlynn/ kathrynlynn

    i'm really excited for this, and as long as it isn't completely terrible, i can't imagine walking away without an appreciation for the concept, dedication, and execution of a film like this.

  • Dennis Brian

    His films usually feel long at 90 mins

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

    What would they have done if any of them had passed away?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

      I feel like they'd either of scrapped the project or started over since recasting would've just ruined the concept.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

        I guess Bacon or Arquette's characters could be written out if they died, but the untimely death of the boy would definitely require restarting the project.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Steffen/ Steffen

    It was just announced that the film will compete for the Golden Bear at Berlinale, the International Filmfestival in Berlin in February. I'm really looking forward to this. Last year Before Midnight, this year Boyhood, Linklater comes to Berlin twice in a row. I'm happy! Also Linklater and Hawke are among the very few people who say interesting things in press conferences :-)