SESSION: Thursday 16th November at 7:30pm



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Before Sunrise

(1995, dir. Richard Linklater, w/ Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl)

American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. So they pass the time before his scheduled flight the next morning together. How do two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day? What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4.054.054.054.05(IMDB rating)

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Before Sunset

(2004, dir. Richard Linklater, w/ Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès)

Before Sunset will start at approximately 9:37pm, and finish at approximately 11:03pm.

Early thirty-something American Jesse Wallace is in a Paris bookstore, the last stop on a tour to promote his best selling book, This Time. Although he is vague to reporters about the source material for the book, it is about his chance encounter nine years earlier on June 15-16, 1994 with a Parisienne named Celine, and the memorable and romantic day and evening they spent together in Vienna. At the end of their encounter at the Vienna train station, which is also how the book ends, they, not providing contact information to the other, vowed to meet each other again in exactly six months at that very spot. As the media scrum at the bookstore nears its conclusion, Jesse spots Celine in the crowd, she who only found out about the book when she earlier saw his photograph promoting this public appearance. Much like their previous encounter, Jesse and Celine, who is now an environmental activist, decide to spend time together until he is supposed to catch his flight back to New York, this time only being about an hour. Beyond the issue of the six month meeting, what has happened in their lives in the intervening nine years, and their current lives, they once again talk about their philosophies of life and love, this time with the knowledge of their day together and how it shaped what has happened to them. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(IMDB rating)