Twelve years ago, Richard Linklater set out to shoot an epic film following the growth of a young boy from the age of seven through his teenage years. The result is the film "Boyhood," which is earning rave reviews for its emotional resonance and the filmmaking feat Linklater has accomplished. When Indiewire's critic Eric Kohn saw the film at Sundance he wrote, "Epic in scope yet unassuming throughout, Linklater's incredibly involving chronicle marks an unprecedented achievement in fictional storytelling."

The film doesn't hit theaters until July 11, but here are two short clips to give you a sense of the warm atmosphere and offer up a bit of childhood nostalgia.