Boyhood | NC Museum of Art | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
This is a past event.
When: Fri., Aug. 28, 8:30 p.m. 2015
Price: $5, free for members



NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART—You've got to accept that Richard Linklater's Boyhood is going to be a bit poky and episodic. That's the whole point of a film that captures the jagged drift of a life using an artistic device of monkish dedication. Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater play a family with unexceptional problems. The film centers on Coltrane as Mason, tracking 12 years of his life over 12 years of shooting. It's pointless to talk about the plot, which is as rich with drama, ambiguity and boredom as any boy's acceleration toward the precipice of adulthood. It's the underlying mechanism that provides irresistible emotional force, as the young actors age before our eyes, one year at a time. We never forget Linklater is also capturing his own daughter's departure from childhood. A mournful tone sounds in his inevitable failure to do so, as each new version of her overwrites the last. This is a filmmaker who revels in random connections between strangers (see Slacker, Waking Life), exploring the flipside—how a connection as inevitable as family can come apart. But Linklater always finds a stubborn thread of resilience, and the film coasts toward a believably muted redemption. 8:30 p.m., $5 (members and children 6 and under free), 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, 919-839-6262, Brian Howe

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation