Director Richard Linklater’s latest film Boyhood packs groundbreaking reality into a fictional film. American actor Ellar Coltrane, who stars with Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, was cast at age six in 2002 with filming took place one week a year over the course of a dozen years.
2002: Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Kylie Minogue 2003: Outkast, Evanescence, Kelis 2004: Britney Spears, Usher, M.I.A. 2005: Kanye West, Bloc Party, Gorillaz 2006: Neko Case, Rihanna, My Chemical Romance 2007: Amy Winehouse, Vampire Weekend, Alicia Keys 2008: Katy Perry, Soulja Boy, MGMT 2009: Cobra Starship, Flo Rida, Animal Collective 2010: Ke$ha, Arcade Fire, Robyn 2011: Adele, Gotye, LMFAO 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen, DIIV, fun. 2013: Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Washed Out
This trip through the musical eras will help you chart Mason’s growth from a little kid to the brink of being an adult in the most fun way possible. Don’t worry, though; you clearly haven’t aged a day.
Boyhood opens in limited release today in New York and Los Angeles and will expand to more US cities on July 19th.