Indiewire’s Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn sat down with director Richard Linklater and actor Ellar Coltrane to discuss this year’s most highly anticipated event in indie film: “Boyhood.” Twelve years in the making, this unprecedented coming-of-age story casts aside the shackles of time that typically restrict cinema and endeavors to witness the maturation process as it unfolds in its protagonist, played by Coltrane.
Linklater: “We started this film 4,207 days ago. We think that’s the longest production in history. Someone’s checking into it with Guinness. But it was only 39 official days of shooting over that twelve-year period, usually about three days a year with a few extra days here and there.”
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