The growing up of a Texas boy from childhood to his graduation.
A fascinating and quite affecting experiment filmed from 2002 onwards, though constructed much like a conventional teenage coming-of-age drama, except that the actual child grows before our very eyes (although his age is never made clear throughout the narrative), and there are only occasional indications from some of the period history in between (Iraq, Obama's election, etc.) Belongs on a par with Before Sunrise and some the director's other best "Slacker" films.
Written and Directed by: Richard Linklater.
Producers: Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehrigg, John Sloss.
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Libby Villari, Marco Perella, Brad Hawkins, Zoe Graham.
Photography: Lee Daniel, Shane F, Kelly.