In 2002, Richard Linklater (of Dazed and Confused and the Before/After/During Different Times of Day films) started filming a movie about a 6 year old boy and his family. The film was shot over 12 years, periodically gathering the actors together to continue the work. This movie could have easily played out as a filmmaking gimmick, but it was a serious favorite among the SXSW Pajiba contingent. The trailer’s main commodity seems to be that Linklater specialty: quiet, painful intimacy.
Boyhood has a release date of July 11.