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NU students get first look at Richard Linklater flick

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Executive producer and film sales agent John Sloss watches more than 1,250 completed films a year, but he only brought one — his latest project, “Boyhood” — to screen to a group of Bill Lancaster’s Northeastern University media and communications students Wednesday night. Sloss, a Detroit native, stopped by the school to get feedback from the students, who were the first audience to see the Richard Linklater-
directed film after its debut at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals earlier this year. “Boyhood” was shot over 12 years and follows a divorced couple, played by Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, and their son as he navigates the course of adolescence. The film is slated for release this summer. Post-screening, the enthusiastic students got the opportunity to question Sloss about the film and other works he produced or facilitated the sale of, including “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Before Sunrise,” and the Academy Award-winning documentary “The Fog of War.” An interesting note: Sloss is one of four dancing attorneys featured in the Mary Ellen Strom/Ann Carlson video piece, “Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg & Moore,” which has been featured at the Museum of Fine Arts. Sloss was actually in town to perform his dance at the opening of the MFA’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

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