Picture this: You take a trip abroad, you fall ridiculously in love and have one night to spend with your significant other. Will you meet again? In the films Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy do. On May 23, the Austin Film Society along with Sony Pictures Classics present the premiere of Before Midnight at Violet Crown Cinema.
This special premiere will include director Richard Linklater and cast members Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who will introduce the film, attend an exclusive pre-screening cocktail party and dinner. Tickets for the screening are currently open to the public on AFS’s website. Ticket prices vary and only a limited amount of VIP tickets will be available. Tickets for the cocktail reception and screening are $150. The full package ticket includes a cocktail reception, screening and VIP dinner for $1000 (per couple).
A special Before trilogy screening will take place on May 19. The event will take place at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre starting at 11 a.m with Before Sunrise followed by Before Sunset at 4 p.m. There will be a special screening of Before Midnight at 9 p.m. Individual tickets will be available as well as trilogy tickets for all three films. Tickets for the trilogy event are available to AFS members and open open to the public. Individual tickets for AFS members are $20 and $40 for non-AFS members. Only trilogy ticket purchases allow entry for the Before Midnight screening. Trilogy tickets are $20 for AFS members and $40 for non-AFS members.
Before Sunrise captures the story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), who build a rare connection with one encounter. Their one romantic night in Europe seems like their first and last time together until they meet again, nine years later, in the film Before Sunset. Before Midnight captures the couple since their first meeting in Europe.
For more information on film times, ticket prices and screening locations visit AFS’ website. The trilogy event, on May 19, will be at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre located at 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd. The premiere of Before Midnight on May 23 will be at Violet Crown Cinema located 434 W 2nd St.