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Patricia Arquette reflecting, Johnny Manziel relaxing

Patricia Arquette talks about her new movie while in town.

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Patricia Arquette talks about her new movie while in town.

Patricia Arquette was a pro at the Kendall Square Cinema Wednesday. In town to promote her new film, “Boyhood,” she revealed at the start of a Q&A in front of an audience that she’d just received word that a close friend had died. Though obviously shaken up, Arquette carried on, telling the crowd that the death made her think of the movie. Directed by Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” follows a family over the course of 12 years, with Arquette as the mom, Ethan Hawke as her ex, and Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater as the children. Coltrane, who was just 7 when filming began, is 19 now. But it’s clear he’s not yet a household name. He and Arquette were amused that no one in the audience at the Kendall could get his name right, calling him Aaron or Ethan, never Ellar. He told us it was his first visit to Boston, but that he was 500 pages into David Foster Wallace’s book “Infinite Jest,” which is set in Boston. So there’s that . . . Cleveland Browns party-boy QB Johnny Manziel watched the Red Sox get a rare win Wednesday and then dropped by
Storyville with a few football pals, including Bryan Braman of the Eagles and the Pats’ own Joe Vellano.

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