How Richard Linklater’s Boyhood Summons Nostalgia From Music

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Richard Linklater once said that all films are about time. As a visual art, film suspends and edits time to showcase an alternative to the constant flow of reality, playing with memory and sense of place as a gateway to tell stories. It moves into the future and it goes way back, too. We know actual time cannot be erased or reclaimed, but films inhabit a world where anything seems…