Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 2nd at 4:15 for Before Midnight at the Landmark E Street Cinema. Look for Laine wearing a denim skirt in the upstairs theatre lobby near the top of the escalators at 4pm. We will be heading downstairs promptly at 4pm so if you arrive late, please look for us in the same spot after the film ends. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise, reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset, and now, in director/co-writer Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future. Jesse’s a successful novelist, and they’re in Greece at a writer’s retreat, staying in the bucolic country villa of an older expat writer, Patrick (Walter Lassally). As a treat, their Greek friends have gifted Jesse and Celine with a night at a luxurious seaside hotel while they babysit their young twin daughters Ella and Nina (Jennifer and Charlotte Prior). Feeling the undercurrent of friction between them, Celine wants to beg off, but their friends insist. They set off on foot through the spectacular countryside, enjoying each other’s company, talking, teasing, debating, flirting. But for Jesse and Celine, realities intrude: the weight of children, work, ambitions, disappointments and the strains of an evolving, deepening relationship. Their idyllic night tests them in unexpected ways, and before the clock strikes midnight, their story again unfolds.
You are encouraged to purchase your ticket in advance at https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/(S(h2ihhan2f1ma02d2zp0gj0jx))/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=264&MovieID=14644&ShowDate=6/2/2013&ScheduleID=114553