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.
“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.