Monday October 27th
Twelve years in the less than nuclear life of a nuclear Texas family - father Mason, mother Olivia, oldest offspring Samantha, and youngest offspring Mason Jr. - is presented, focusing on the younger Mason's entire public school years, he sometimes referred to as MJ when in the presence of his father. This phase of their story begins in 2002 when Olivia and Mason, who originally married because she was pregnant, are now divorced, the marriage which was destined to dissolve due to these circumstances. Olivia has custody of the two children, and when he is around, Mason has weekend visitation rights, which has not happened in the last year or so as he stated he, an aspiring musician and somewhat irresponsible young adult, was "away somewhere in Alaska" trying to find himself. Olivia wants to eke out a better life for herself and the kids in a way that will also satisfy her own emotional needs. The two parents also try to move on with their sexual and relationship lives in the high probability that they will never reconcile, much against their children's own wants. MJ's growing up is affected by these circumstances and whatever the situation at the time outwardly orchestrated by Olivia (but often manipulated by others), and by his relationship with his family members - who evolve as they each grow up chronologically and emotionally - and others in his ever changing life.
Directed by Richard Linklater
Running Time 165 minutes
Rated M (L, S)
"This is an intimate, poignant film that makes you feel a little sad. But there are lots of loving and funny moments - such as when Mason and his kids campaign for Barack Obama - and the overall effect is life-affirming. "
" Boyhood is an observant and sometimes profound marriage between fiction and reality. "
"This heartwarming and complexly layered drama isn't just one of the best
films of the year, but one of the best of the decade, the kind of
deeply touching experience that feels like a one-off.
On Monday 27th October at 6.30 pm there will be a Special Screening of Boyhood. Please note tickets will only be available from the Box Office on the day of the screening.
The Italian Film Festival is now on and continues until 22nd October at the Brisbane Palace Centro and The Barracks. For more details go to www.italianfilmfestival.com.au
Please be advised that random checks of Membership Cards will be conducted at future screenings.
The Metropolitan Opera 2014/15 opens with Verdi's Macbeth on 1st and 2nd November. The Vatican Museums 3D will be screened on 8th and 9th November. Tickets are now available at the Book Office.
22nd October, 5th November & 19th November, 3rd December.
For more information and tickets ask at the Box Office.