Richard Linklater's Boyhood.

Richard Linklater is going to Sundance. The festival will host preview screenings of the Before Midnight directors latest film Boyhood on Sunday, January 19 at the Eccles Theater.

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Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood is described as a “groundbreaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the center is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, are taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood. Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater.”

Adding in Boyhood, the Sundance Film Festival — taking place January 16 – 26 — includes 121 feature-length films, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 35 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 100 feature films at the festival will be world premieres. 

FilmLinc Daily will cover the festival beginning this week with daily postings including the Daily Buzz podcast hosted by Film Society's Eugene Hernandez.