As of this weekend, almost all of Canada will be able to catch one of the best films of the year as Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD opens in most major cities this Friday. We’ve already given away passes to a bunch of advance screenings so far, but we still want to share our love of the film with our friends in TORONTO, VANCOUVER, WINNIPEG, CALGARY, EDMONTON, VICTORIA, and now for HALIFAX, MONTREAL, and OTTAWA (we never forgot about you guys). Enter for a chance to win a pair of run-of-engagement passes to see the film, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Mongrel Media!
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason`s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years, BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
Boyhood opens this Friday in select cities, but for your chance to see on us simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with BOYHOOD and YOUR CITY in the subject line. Please include your FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS in the email. Please only one email entry per household. Multiple email entries will be deleted. For additional chance to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from out Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 20th.
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