Are you in Portland, Oregon and love great movies? Well, I have something special for you.
Richard Linklater is a director who loves to make unothodox movies that try to do something you might not have ever seen before. In each of his “Before Trilogy” films (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight) he told a story contained in a single day, with the same characters aging 9 years with each film, along with the same actors playing them.
His newest film is called Boyhood, and it takes this even further. Shot over a twelve year period, starting in 2002, Boyhood is a coming of age film that features the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) playing the same character as he grows up from age 6 to 18, and Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as his parents over those 12 years.
Boyhood is already getting serious accolades as one of the best, most original movies of the year. Seriously, it currently has 100% Freshness on Rotten Tomatoes. 100%!
Check out the trailer here:
So, about those Portland, OR screenings…
Boyhood is going to be screened in Portland, OR twice in July, and I have passes to give away to people who would like to go! The film will be screening on July 9th at Regal Pioneer Place, and the July 21st at Cinema 21. Each pass is good for you and a guest.
To enter, leave a comment below answering the question “What was the best advice you received growing up?” Then just complete this Rafflecopter entry form. You can also earn addition entries if you are following me on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Remember, this is for the 7/9 and 7/21 Portland, OR screenings only. If you don’t live in Portland, you’ll need to get yourself here and that’s your own responsibility.
I hope to see a lot of you at the screening! Good luck!
More about Boyhood
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. 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 not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
Disclosure: As compensation for this giveaway I am also being given passes to the screening.