NEW VENUE: Macht Auditorium at Cambridge Hospital. There is street parking (and a 3 minute walk to the auditorium) or garage parking for $7-8. Click here for directions.
Online Registration is Closed.
Please register at the door, there will be plenty of room.
Discussants: John Hubbell, LICSW and Dennis Balcom, LICSW
This event will focus on the theme of: Childhood Post-Divorce
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood, and is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.
The story begins in 2002 when Olivia and Mason, Sr., who originally married because she was pregnant, are now divorced. Olivia has custody of the two children, and when he is around, Mason, Sr. has weekend visitation rights. This has not happened in the last year or so because as an aspiring musician and somewhat irresponsible young adult, he was “away somewhere in Alaska” trying to find himself. Olivia wants to eke out a better life for herself and the kids in a way that will also satisfy her own emotional needs. The two parents also try to move on with their sexual and relationship lives considering the high probability that they will never reconcile, much against their children’s wishes. Young Mason’s growing up is affected by these circumstances and whatever situations exist at the time, and by his relationship with his family members - who each evolve as they grow up chronologically and emotionally.
Written and directed by Richard Linklater, 2014
Approved for 4 CEs.
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- NASW Member - $30
- Non-Member - $45
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and mail with payment to:
NASW MA Chapter
14 Beacon St., Suite 409
Boston, MA 02108
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SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: If you require special accommodations to fully participate, including sign language
interpreters, please specify in writing no later than 30 days prior to the event and we will be glad to discuss