Richard Linklater‘s new film, the much-talked about “Boyhood,” released its first trailer Thursday.
The Sundance hit, distributed by IFC, follows the adolescence of Mason (newcomer Ellar Coltrane) from ages 6 to 18, as we drop in on key moments in his life.
What makes “Boyhood” so unique is that the director chose to film it over a 12-year span, with all the actors virtually aging in “real time” on-screen as the film chronicles the family.
Critics and audiences seemed very receptive of Linklater’s fresh approach at Sundance, as most films traditionally would have “aged-up” Coltrane by replacing him with a more age-appropriate actor as the story progressed.
“Boyhood” opens in limited release July 11. Watch the trailer above.