The third part of the trilogy that began with the much-loved "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset."
"Before Midnight" Screening w/ Julie Delpy in PersonAero Theatre (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA) Map it $11
"Before Midnight" reunites Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and director Richard Lanklater nine years after "Before Sunset" and eighteen years beyond "Before Sunrise." A far cry from your typical romance (or sequels), these films continue to attract a devoted cadre of fans for a unique take on romance, a rejection of the formulaic, and the thrall that both the characters and the audience hold for the philosophical conversations shared by Jesse and Celine, who are now in their early 40s. Youthful idealism has made way for reality, and there is no longer the urgency of nearly-missed airplanes, as with the earlier films. It can be painful to see these characters fight, but it’s nonetheless a beautifully intimate film. Jesse and Celine talk almost nonstop, and their conversations, as always, remain thought-provoking, passionate, and very natural. "Before Midnight" both stands alone and as an equal companion to the previous films that comprise an unforgettable film trilogy. Julie Delpy will discuss the film after the screening.