July 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - The Alamo Drafthouse is thrilled to announce Richard Linklater's Boyhood as the next Drafthouse Recommends title. Shot in short periods every year for an unprecedented 12 years, Boyhood's long-term storytelling captures a fictional coming-of-age story that is grounded realism.
Drafthouse Recommends spotlights first-run movies with the Alamo stamp of approval to indicate that we love these titles and we think everyone should make an effort to see them. Our goal is to highlight groundbreaking, innovative and intelligent films we believe deserve to be seen by as many people as possible.
"You may never see anything like Boyhood in your lifetime," says Drafthouse founder Tim League. "This film is truly special, a monumental achievement in cinema. If you consider yourself a movie fan, Boyhood is mandatory viewing."
"One of the main reasons I came to Austin to open the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was the robust film community. The driving force behind that has always been Richard Linklater. Not only does he continue to challenge and push the boundaries of cinema with his own films, he is a tireless champion of great cinema past, present and future," says League.
Filmed over the span of 12 years, Richard Linklater's Boyhood allows viewers an intimate glimpse into the life of a young boy entering adolescence. Starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, and Ethan Hawke, the film follows Mason Jr. (Coltrane) from age 6 to 18 and examines his relationship with his parents (Arquette, Hawke) as he grows.
Boyhood opens in Austin on July 18 and expands to select Alamo Drafthouse markets throughout the following weeks.
To celebrate the release of the film, Richard Linklater has recorded his very own "Don't Talk" PSA for the Alamo Drafthouse, and Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League recorded a special recommendation video that will play at Alamo theaters leading up to the film's release. In addition, Alamo Drafthouse Austin Market Concept Chef Trish Eichelberger and Beverage Director Bill Norris have created a Boyhood themed food and beverage menu that will be available at screenings of the film. Included below is the link to watch the "Don't Talk" PSA, Tim League's recommendation of the film, and to download the Boyhood themed food and beverage menu.
Boyhood- Ticketing Link: http://drafthouse.com/movies/Boyhood
Richard Linklater "Don't Talk" PSA: https://vimeo.com/99276628
Tim League recommends Boyhood video:
Drafthouse Recommends - Boyhood food/beverage menu in Austin and select markets:
Boyhood is the second Richard Linklater film to be named a Drafthouse Recommends title, an joining a list of films that include Before Midnight, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Spring Breakers, Blue Ruin, Only God Forgives, and Her.
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 20-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired.com. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three year existence and Badass Digest, an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.
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