Friday, July 11, 2014 - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Academy Award Winner: Best Supporting Actress, Patricia Arquette

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s “Yellow” to Arcade Fire’s “Deep Blue.” BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Winner: Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film, Best Director (Richard Linklater), and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette); Independent Spirit Award for Best Director and Best Supporting Actress; Nominated for 6 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke), Best Supporting Actress

While the MPAA has assigned BOYHOOD a rating of R, recommending that no one under 17 be admitted without a parent or guardian, IFC Center feels that the film is appropriate viewing for mature adolescents. Accordingly, the theater will admit high school age patrons at its discretion.

Take home the music of BOYHOOD with the official soundtrack CD, now on sale at our concession stand! Featuring some of the best (and most recognizable) American music from the last 12 years, including songs by Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Cat Power, Bob Dylan, Vampire Weekend, Gnarls Barkley, The Arcade Fire, and more.

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Running Time 164 minutes
  • Director Richard Linklater

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