Monthly series: 1st Friday of every month.
Free and open to public.
Friday, July 5: Before Sunrise (1995) at 6:30 p.m.–and Before Sunset (2004) at 8:30 p.m.
To celebrate summer, love, and of course, the tortuous French-American relationship (especially in between July 4 and Bastille Day!), we're going to screen a double-header of one of the most cherished movie series ever. These movies, so focused on the same two characters, and their almost painfully natural dialogue, are so fresh, authentic, and true that you will feel as though you are eavesdropping on a series of long, irresistible conversations. They conjure up the wildness, freedom, and abandon of young love–and the decisions that must be made when young love grows up. Don't miss!!
Richard Linklater's intoxicating film Before Sunrise stars Ethan Hawke as Jessie, an American backpacker who strikes up a conversation with lovely French fellow traveler Céline (Julie Delpy) on the train to Vienna, and persuades her to spend his last day in Europe with him. Wandering the picturesque streets of the Austrian capital through the day and night, the two strangers share stories, ideas and affection, tumbling into a powerful bond, in one of the most freewheeling, true, intensely romantic movies ever.
Before Sunrise left its characters, and audiences, hanging. What happened to this couple who parted at a train station without exchanging contact information? Nine years later, Before Sunset answers the question. Now a successful author, Jessie's on a book tour in Paris when Celine shows up at a reading, just hours before his plane leaves. It's their last chance at closure–and maybe a second shot at truly being together. Another ecstatic-agonizing nail-biter, filled with freewheeling conversation–and with an ending you will never forget.