Boyhood

Boyhood

Criterion Collection Edition #839

There has never been another movie like BOYHOOD, from director Richard Linklater. An event film of the utmost modesty, it was shot over the course of twelve years in the director’s native Texas and charts the physical and emotional changes experienced by a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his divorced parents (Patricia Arquette, who won an Oscar for her performance, and Ethan Hawke), and his older sister (Lorelei Linklater). Alighting not on milestones but on the small, in-between moments that make up lives, Linklater fashions a flawlessly acted, often funny portrait that flows effortlessly from one year to the next. Allowing us to watch people age on film with documentary realism while gripping us in a fictional narrative of exquisite everydayness, BOYHOOD has a power that only the art of cinema could harness.

Boyhood
  • Boyhood

    Directed by Richard Linklater • 2014 • United States
    Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

    There has never been another movie like BOYHOOD, from director Richard Linklater. An event film of the utmost modesty, it was shot over the course of twelve years in the director’s native...

Extras

  • BOYHOOD Commentary

    Recorded in Austin, Texas, in December 2015, this audio commentary features writer-director Richard Linklater, producer Cathleen Sutherland, editor Sandra Adair, coproducer and first assistant director Vince Palmo Jr., production designer Rodney Becker, costume designer Kari Perkins, casting dire...

  • Twelve Years

    This documentary, made in 2015, chronicles the twelve-year production of BOYHOOD and features on-set footage and interviews with cast and crew.

  • Memories of the Present

    This conversation, recorded in Austin, Texas, in December 2015, features BOYHOOD writer-director Richard Linklater and actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane. It is moderated by producer John Pierson.

  • Always Now

    This conversation between BOYHOOD actors Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane was recorded in New York in December 2015.

  • Time of Your Life

    The following video essay, written by critic Michael Koresky and narrated by BOYHOOD actor Ellar Coltrane, was produced in 2015.

  • Through the Years

    The book “BOYHOOD: Twelve Years on Film” features on-set photographs taken by Matt Lankes over the course of the movie’s twelve-year shoot, as well as writings by Lankes, BOYHOOD writer-director Richard Linklater, producer Cathleen Sutherland, and actors Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Ellar ...