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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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Here's the Lineup for the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 fest, set to kick off April 24 and run through May 8.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2014 1:58 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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SXSW Review: Linklater's 'Boyhood' a Slice of American Pie as We've Never Tasted Before

Sometimes you want to say, simply, go see this movie, and leave it at that. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which debuted at Sundance and won two Berlinale prizes, is such a film. Now headed for SXSW, it's ingenious: Shot over the course of 12 years using the same actors -- Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the estranged and then divorced parents of a girl, Samantha (Linklater's own daughter Lorelei), and the eponymous boy, Mason (Ellar Coltrane) -- "Boyhood" follows the family through many ups and downs.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • March 7, 2014 1:27 PM
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Diane Ladd Will Star in 'I Dream Too Much,' from Executive Producer Richard Linklater

Three-time Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd and newcomer Eden Brolin have been cast in writer/director Katie Cokinos' debut film "I Dream Too Much." An independent feature film about a imaginative recent college grad who finds herself caring for her formidable Great Aunt in snowy upstate New York, the dramedy will also star "Orange Is The New Black"'s Danielle Brooks.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 26, 2014 3:01 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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Berlin Completes Competition Lineup: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' and Christophe Gans' 'Beauty and the Beast' Included

The Berlin International Film Festival has now completed its 2014 competition film lineup, with 18 world premieres and three feature debuts as part of the program. As with the upcoming Sundance, Berlin has added Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making "Boyhood," starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, to its final lineup. Christophe Gans' "Beauty and the Beast," starring Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, has also been added.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2014 12:11 PM
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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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