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Watch: This Conversation With Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane About ‘Boyhood’ Will Make You Believe in the Movies Again

Watch: This Conversation With Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane About 'Boyhood' Will Make You Believe in the Movies Again

Last month, we posted excerpts from the hour-long discussion at 92Y with “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater and the film’s breakout star, Ellar Coltrane. Now, we’re pleased to share the full discussion.

Although a fictional narrative, “Boyhood” is shot over the course of 12 years, documenting the real-life physical and psychological maturation process of the actors — particularly the children.

READ MORE: Sundance Review: Was Richard Linklater’s 12 Year Production ‘Boyhood’ Worth the Wait? In a Word, Yes.

“It’s a fictional character, it’s not them,” Linklater said during the interview. “Yet by the end of the film it is sort of them.”

You can watch Linklater and Coltrane speak with Indiewire’s Eric Kohn about how “Boyhood” toys with time and identity in the video below. “Boyhood” opens in theaters tomorrow, July 11.

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Comments

Mick DeLeon

This looks like a brilliant film — an idea I thought about several years ago myself. What the filmmaker seems to have forgotten to say is that this film is more like a European film — what we used to call "slice-of-life", but it's a lot of slices. Linklater's favourite films are foreign, so I totally get the connection there. I think of Mon Oncle Antoine, Fanny & Alexander, and En Tu Ausencia and hope this film joins that pantheon.

charlie

The audio is out of sync.

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