BOYHOOD @ KIRSTENBOSCH (11 Jan)
At almost three hours, Boyhood is a monumental drama. The filmmakers could have gone to much darker places, but turn this film into something heartwarming and inspiring... opting to celebrate rather than berate this thing we call life. As a fly-on-the-wall drama, it's fascinating to see a slice of Texan suburban life and the daily struggles of an ordinary middle class family. So fascinating that we're completely absorbed and entertained by the characters, through all their highs and lows.
Boyhood deserves full credit for its ambitious feat, taking a small budget and creating something truly inspiring and memorable. It's a wonderful showcase for Ellar Coltrane, it cements Richard Linklater as an auteur and brings audiences a fresh, genuine, honest, insightful and beautifully executed drama and time capsule for the ages. Read more...
This Oscar-winning drama is showing under the stars at The Galileo Open Air Cinema.