The time-lapse narrative feature was shot during the course of 12 years with the same actors: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke. Boyhood premiered at Sundance and went on to win a Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin and a Special Award at SXSW. Writer-helmer Richard Linklater conceived the pic in 2001 and began filming a year later. The finished product finally is reaching theaters July 11 via IFC Films — whose president, Jonathan Sehring, was the one writing an annual check to Linklater as he made the movie. Sehring and Linklater also produced Boyhood, along with John Sloss and Cathleen Sutherland. Here’s the first trailer:

Related: Q&A: Richard Linklater Talks 12 Years Making ‘Boyhood’

Robyn
8 months
This movie was a meaningless turd.
Dad
8 months
As the father of a boy who just turned six years old, I have to say I...
isay
8 months
Gosh I love Patricia Arquette. When she's properly cast, she's just irresistible and she seems to be...