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Check Out This Stunning New Poster for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater's award-winning festival favorite "Boyhood" has a dreamy new poster.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 11, 2014 12:57 PM
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Linklater's 'Boyhood' Gets an IFC Summer Release; Will That Hurt Its Oscar Chances?

After some debate about how to release fest hit "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's unique portrait of a boy's life, the film's backer, IFM Films, will take it out July 11th.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2014 2:23 PM
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BERLINALE PRIZES: 'Black Coal' Takes Golden Bear, Americans Linklater and Anderson Settle for Silver Prizes

The 64th Berlinale closed this evening with James Schamus's jury's surprise awarding of the Golden Bear, which many expected to go to Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” but went instead to Diao Yinan’s atmospheric noir, “Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice).”
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 15, 2014 4:12 PM
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Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater Talk 'Before Midnight,' 'Boyhood' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Well, you've been reading about "Before Midnight," the third film in Richard Linklater's trilogy about Celine and Jesse's ongoing romance, since Sundance, and now you finally get to see one of the most delightful and insightful movies of the year. The movie opens Friday. The trio, who could earn a second Oscar nomination for original screenplay, describe their unusual process in our interview below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 20, 2014 11:30 AM
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Sundance Adds Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood,' Starring Ethan Hawke, to 2014 Lineup

The imminent Sundance 2014 Film Festival, kicking off January 16, has added a new film to its program. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which the director shot over the course of 12 years with his "Before Midnight" star Ethan Hawke, will host special preview screenings at this year's fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 12:58 PM
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Santa Barbara Film Fest and Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host First-Ever 'Before' Triple Features

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is preparing a fun evening for fans of Richard Linklater's "Before" trilogy.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 23, 2013 11:50 AM
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Gotham Awards Go to Coens, McConaughey, Larson, and Coogler, '12 Years a Slave' Gets Zip, Daniels Fights Back

The Independent Feature Project's Gotham Awards are truly New York indie, just as Film Independent's Indie Spirits are very Los Angeles. Thus Monday night's awards benefited feature winner "Inside Llewyn Davis," a portrait of the 60s New York folk scene from New York's own Coen brothers, "Fruitvale Station," which won best rising director and artist for Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, respectively, and actor winners Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 2, 2013 10:48 PM
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Screenwriters on Writing: NY Times Asks Linklater, Polley, Holofcener, Delpy, Gerwig and More About the Art of the Film Script

The New York Times queried 14 talented screenwriters, asking simple questions like "What's the trick to writing realistic dialogue?," and many of the responses are fascinating. A highlight of responses below, from Richard Linklater, Greta Gerwig, Nicole Holofcener, Sarah Polley, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 27, 2013 12:12 PM
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Actors Talk Actors: Julia Roberts, Ralph Fiennes, Benicio Del Toro and More Discuss This Year's Oscar Contenders in Variety

In Variety's new SAG preview, 35 different actors discuss this year's likely Oscar contenders: Ralph Fiennes talks Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave," Candice Bergen talks Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," Julia Roberts talks James Gandolfini in "Enough Said" and much more. Quote highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 20, 2013 3:00 PM
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In the Works: Ethan Hawke Teams Again with 'Gattaca' Director Andrew Niccol for Untitled Thriller

Writer-director Andrew Niccol's next film is set, with Ethan Hawke in talks to star in the thriller. This would mean a re-teaming of the "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" helmer with his leading man.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2013 2:00 PM
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