Watch: Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Trailer Captures 12-Year Passage of Time

IFC Films has released the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.”

Filmed over a 12-year span, the trailer shows the literal growth of now 19-year-old star Ellar Coltrane, who was just seven when filming started.

The coming-of-age story follows a brother and sister on their journey from childhood to adulthood. It also stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Coltrane’s parents.

“Boyhood” premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Variety‘s Peter Debruge wrote that the “unprecedented experiment in long-term storytelling” — shot in three and four-day chunks — challenges the very notion of dramatic development.

Linklater won the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival.

“Boyhood” hits theaters on July 11.

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  1. ducky chuckelpants says:

    he will also have superpowers and it will tie in with 8 other films to be released over the never 17 years. They only signed him to a 47 picture deal but they will CGI him in the 48th film that will end in a cliffhanger to be reviled in the prequel that will be in 4-D only shown at the bottom of the sea.

  2. LOL says:

    Apparently the major Hollywood studios are gonna reboot this movie but cut the production time to six months with a budget of $178 million. They’ll also give the boy superpowers and present it in 3-D. God Bless America!

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