19 Burning Questions for Sundance 2014

Will Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Work?

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From 1995 to 2013, director Richard Linklater told the ambitious story of a romance that developed over decades: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight charted the epic, realistic romance of two lovers (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) as they aged on-screen. For the last twelve years, Linklater, longtime collaborator Hawke and Patricia Arquette have been doing something even more difficult – dramatizing one boy's childhood, year-by-year, as he grows up on camera. Once a year for twelve years, they filmed scenes in the life of a young kid who grows up with divorced parents. Hawke and Arquette, as the parents, only appear on-screen together in the first scene, when the boy is just six, and in the last, when he's graduating from high-school.

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