- 2 hr 44 min
"Boyhood" is a drama film about a young boy named Mason from age 5-18. The movie was filmed intermittently over a twelve-year period. This way the director could capture the actor actually growing through childhood. The film stars Ellar Colatrane (Mason Jr.), Patricia Arquette (Olivia), Lorelei Linklater (Samantha), Ethan Hawke (Mason Sr.), Marco Perella (Bill) and Brad Hawkins (Jim). The film was written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film was distributed by IFC Films. The running time of the film is approximately 164 minutes long. The budget for the film was $4 million and it grossed $13,626,000 while at the box offices. The film first premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It also was in the main competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for best director.