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Linklater’s “Boyhood” will premiere Jan. 19 at Sundance

Joe Gross
jgross@statesman.com

“Variety” reports that “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making opus will premiere Jan 19 at the Sundance Film Festival.

Filmed now and then from 2002 to 2013, “Boyhood” spans 12 years and follows a boy (Ellar Coltrane) into adulthood. Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Linklater’s daughter Lorelei also star.

The godfather of Austin cinema is having a moment. On Jan. 4, Linklater, Hawke and Julie Delpy picked up the National Society of Film Critics award for best screenplay for “Before Midnight,” which was at Sundance last year.

Locally, he is programming “Jewels in the Wasteland: A Trip through ’80s Cinema with Richard Linklater,” a weekly film series to be held Jan. 29 through May 28 at the Austin Film Society’s Marchesa theater.

“Variety” also reported Monday that the Directors Guild of America has selected Austin filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling for “Cutie and the Boxer,” as well as Jehane Noujaim (“The Square”), Joshua Oppenheimer (“The Act of Killing”), Sarah Polley (“Stories We Tell”) and Lucy Walker (“The Crash Reel”) as its best feature documentary nominees. Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, distributes “The Act of Killing.”