Boyhood shows us 12 years of Mason’s life, from age 6 to age 18. It took 12 years to film.
The remarkable project – conceived, written and directed by Richard Linklater – was filmed by getting the cast together once a year every year for 12 years.
Ellar Coltrane plays the boy. Patricia Arquette is his mom. Ethan Hawke is his dad. The concept is fascinating, the film looks as if it feels utterly real, unfolding as the characters age and their lives change before our eyes.
The film opened in some locations already, it should be in your locale soon.