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Sundance Adds Major Last-Minute Film: Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Ellar Coltrane in 'Boyhood.'

The Sundance Film Festival starts on Thursday, but the fest dropped a major last-minute entry into the mix today: Richard Linklater's long-anticipated epic Boyhood, which the director has shot in small increments over the last eleven years, will have its debut at a "preview screening" this Sunday, January 19. Starring Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, newcomer Ellar Coltrane, and Linklater's own daughter Lorelai, the movie is billed as "a groundbreaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family," and we'll watch all the actors involved age significantly as the movie unspools, with particular emphasis on Coltrane's Mason, who grows from 7 to 18 before the end credits come up. Sure, because Linklater's time-spanning Before Sunrise trilogy wasn't ambitious enough on its own! (Linklater already told us that Arquette "should get a fucking Oscar" for Boyhood, so start preparing yourself.)