Sunday, Nov 26 at 1:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Richard Linklater. 1995, 101 mins. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. On June 16, 1994, a young American named Jesse met a young Parisienne named Céline on a train shuttling through Europe and, sensing an immediate attraction, the two decided to spend a day together walking and talking through the streets of Vienna. From this unplanned encounter a romance was born that would spark an improbable, magnificent movie trilogy that has become one of the most fervently adored cinematic love stories ever told. In this first part, Hawke and Delpy establish themselves as quintessential Gen-Xers, romantic, idealistic, and intellectually searching as they try and figure themselves and each other out over the course of one day and night. Coming after Linklater’s mainstream breakthrough Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise confirmed that this American original had much to offer nineties viewers looking for humane, chatty entertainment. Linklater and Kim Krizan’s script—with assist from Hawke and Delpy—is so teeming with authentic exchanges and generational observations that any given scene feels like a classic. “A great film by any objective artistic criteria . . . a film ultimately about the persistence of the romantic ideal, or more simply, movie love in the postmodern age.” —Erik Syngle, Reverse Shot
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.