‘Boyhood’ at Connaught Cinema

‘Boyhood’ at Connaught Cinema

 

Boyhood (15) is showing at the Connaught Cinema & Studio, Worthing from Friday August 15th to Thursday August 28th.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a fictional drama made with the same group of actors over a 12-year period from 2002-2013. The film takes a one-of-a-kind trip, at once epic and intimate, through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time.

The film tracks 6 year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) over life’s most radically fluctuating decade, through a familiar whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder.  But the results are unpredictable, as one moment braids into the next, entwining into a deeply personal experience of the incidents that shape us as we grow up and the ever-changing nature of our lives.

As the story begins, dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason faces upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia (Patricia Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston – just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) returns from Alaska to re-enter their world.  Thus begins life’s non-stop flux.  Yet through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers and bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road.

Consumer advice:  contains strong language, sex references and drug use.

Running time:  165 minutes.

Showtimes:  Wednesday August 20th at 7.45 pm, Thursday August 21st at 7.45 pm, Friday August 22nd at 1.00 pm, Saturday August 23rd at 1.00 pm, Sunday August 24th at 1.00 pm, Monday August 25th at 1.00 pm, Tuesday August 26th at 1.00 pm, Wednesday August 27th at 1.00 pm and Thursday at 1.00 pm.

The Connaught Cinema & Studio is at 3 Union Place, Worthing.