The Romance continues with Before Midnight
In Before Midnight, one of modern moviedom’s longest running screen romances (previously, 1995’s Before Sunrise and 2004’s Before Sunset ) sees director Richard Linklater once again unite Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) in an up-close and personal view of their lives and relationship.
We join them on their vacation in Greece where their partnership, judging from their conversation, is one of contented middle age. Here they reminisce about their past both apart and together and recognize the effects time and responsibilities have had on each other and their relationship.
Hawke and Delpy turn in natural, intelligent and very real performances, in a well-paced, complex building on their time together. Their characters examine how life has changed for them, and by extension all of us as we have moved from our twenties on to middle age.
This movie’s sponsor is:
Nipissing University Arts & Culture Film Series
Adaptation is all around us. It’s part of our world, it’s how we live, and who we are. And very often, it’s what we watch. From its inception as a technology and an art form in the 1890s, film is steeped in the adaptive process, telling and re-telling beloved, popular or fascinating narratives. Our series this year looks at how different films have adapted a whole range of narratives: a non-fiction book, a horror novel, children’s book, a raconteur’s anecdotes, a scandalous novel, a gothic novel, and a famously inadaptable novel. Join us this year in our ongoing discussion about film and adaptation and thriving. For our list of movies, go to http://www.nipissingu.ca/departments/muskoka/filmseries/Pages/default.aspx
Held at Lecture Theatre of Nipissing’s Muskoka campus
(125 Wellington St., Bracebridge) @ 7:00pm on the last Wednesday of the month
(September 2013 – March 2014)
All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you on campus!