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The story of how IFC committed to 'Boyhood' – the incredibly risky '12 Year Project'
July 12th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

The story of how IFC committed to 'Boyhood' – the incredibly risky '12 Year Project'

By Brian Stelter, CNN 

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — On the ever-changing balance sheets of the independent film company IFC, there has been one constant since 2002: "The Twelve Year Project."

It is a film, now titled "Boyhood," by the acclaimed director Richard Linklater. Released on Friday in New York and Los Angeles, the film has been heralded as "an experience as much as a film" (The Los Angeles Times) and "an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one" (USA Today).

That's because "Boyhood" tells the story of one boy, Mason Jr., played by Ellar Coltrane, as he becomes a man over the course of twelve years. Patricia Arquette played his mother Olivia, Ethan Hawke played his father Mason Sr., and the director's daughter Lorelei played older sister Samantha.

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July 12th, 2014
10:51 AM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show - 7/13, 11am

This Sunday on "Reliable Sources," I have an exclusive interview with the brand-new White House press secretary, Josh Earnest.

I interviewed Earnest in the White House press briefing room on Friday afternoon; he sat in CBS's front-row seat and I sat in ABC's seat. Tune in for his answers about President Obama's choice not to visit the southern border; changes to White House press strategy; criticisms of the government's restrictions on the press; and more.

I'm also going to moderate a must-see discussion about women, television news and attractiveness, inspired in part by this Huffington Post headline: This Is The Kind Of BS That Women In Television Have To Deal With.

My guests will represent two generations of anchorwomen on TV: Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour," and Kiran Chetry, a former anchor at CNN and Fox News.

I also have a CNN colleague, justice correspondent Evan Perez, lined up to discuss sketchy sources for stories about Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey. Perez has quite a story to tell about the anonymous tips that led to explosive - and unproven - accounts of Menendez patronizing prostitutes. (Before the broadcast, check out Perez's latest CNN.com story about Menendez here.)

And speaking of unproven: Slate political reporter Dave Weigel will join me to dissect Ed Klein's "Blood Feud," a new book about the Clintons and the Obamas. The book reached No. 1 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best seller list this week, but, as The Times put it this week, it is a "barely sourced account full of implausible passages."

Weigel calls it "fan fiction," and he'll tell me why.

Plus: I'll have new editions of Red News-Blue News and Show Me A Story. Sometimes photos aren't what they appear - I'll show you what I mean.

See you Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern time! (Set your DVR if you won't be home.)

–Brian


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