Friday, October 17, 2014

Texas Book Festival: Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film

Boyhood Twelve Years On Film
University of Texas Press/IFC
(Ellar Coltrane pictured)

In 2002, director Richard Linklater and a crew began filming the “Untitled 12-Year Project.” He cast four actors (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, and Lorelei Linklater) in the role of a family and filmed them each year over the next dozen years. Supported by IFC Productions, Linklater, cast, and crew began the commitment of a lifetime that became the film, Boyhood

Seen through the eyes of a young boy in Texas, Boyhood unfolds as the characters—and actors—age and evolve, the boy growing from a soft-faced child into a young man on the brink of his adult life, finding himself as an artist.

Matt Lankes
Richard Linklater
Photographer Matt Lankes captured the progression of the film and the actors through the lens of a 4x5 camera, creating a series of arresting portraits and behind-the-scenes photographs. His work documents Linklater’s unprecedented narrative that used the real-life passage of years as a key element to the storytelling.

Boyhood: Twelve Years on Film presents an honest collection of faces, placed side-by-side, that chronicles the passage of time as the camera connects with the cast and crew on an intimate level. Revealing, personal recollections by the actors and filmmakers accompany the photographs.

Cathleen Sutherland

Come meet Matt Lankes, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane, and Cathleen Sutherland 
Sunday in the House Chamber at 3:30pm. 
Check out the full Texas Book Festival Schedule here

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