(LAKE PLACID, NY) — Twelve years in the making—with the principal members of the cast returning year after year to film a later part of the story in roughly chronological order—Boyhood is a groundbreaking coming-of-age movie as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (in a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Directed by Richard Linklater (School of Rock, Dazed and Confused) and starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.
Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's “Yellow” to Arcade Fire's “Deep Blue.” Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
Topping many film critics’ Top Ten list for 2014, the Boyhood was recently honored with the award for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) by the New York Film Critics Circle and nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Drama). It is considered a leading contender for an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
As the latest installment in the Lake Placid Film Forum’s monthly screening series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), Boyhood will be shown Friday and Saturday, January 9 and 10, at 7 pm (the running time is 165 mins., and the film is rated R). All seats are $7, and tickets are available at the door. The series is presented by the Adirondack Film Society in partnership with the LPCA, which is located at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive (off NYS Rte. 86, across from Howard Johnson’s). For more information, please call the LPCA box office at (518) 523-2512 or visit www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Friday, January 9, & Saturday, January 10, at 7 pm
Film screening: “Boyhood” (2014, 165 mins., rated R), director Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking coming-of-age story that was shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast. Lake Placid Film Forum monthly screening series, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive (off NYS Rte. 86, across from Howard Johnson’s). $7, available at the door. Presented by the Adirondack Film Society in partnership with the LPCA. Info: (518) 523-2512, www.lakeplacidarts.org.