- Friday, July 11, 2:30 pm / Waterville Opera House
Sponsored by Servpro of Augusta/Waterville
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, aging like the characters they play, making it a truly one-of-a-kind film, Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Slacker, Bernie), 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 to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journeys.