The Outdoor Film Series: Before Sunrise
Off-Campus Arts Event
The Outdoor Film Series: Before Sunrise
Join for a free outdoor screening of Before Sunrise, in which twenty-something American Jesse meets twenty-something Parisienne Céline on a cross-Europe train and they unexpectedly fall in love over the next 12 hours.
Lincoln Center - Damrosch Park
June 20, 2024 | 9:00 pm
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Film Details

Richard Linklater




English, German, and French with English subtitles

Ticket Details

There are two ways to access this event:

1. General Admission, first-come first-served. Just show up!

2. Reserve Fast Track Access, opening the Monday before the event at noon. While event admission is not guaranteed, Fast Track ticket holders will have priority over the General Admission line up until 15 minutes before show time.


Lincoln Center
Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Ave between 62nd & 63rd Streets
New York, NY

About The Event

“Think of this as time travel.” Twentysomething American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) meets twentysomething Parisienne Céline (Julie Delpy) on a cross-Europe train. He convinces her to disembark in Vienna and kill time with him before his flight the next morning; over the next 12 hours, they walk, talk, look around, and fall desperately, unexpectedly in love. Linklater’s third feature is many things: a sensitive portrait of youth, with all its fault lines, painful insecurities, deep-set arrogances, and deeper-set longings; a curious, digressive city symphony; a rich meditation on the act of looking; a love story that, for all its idealized meet-cute trappings, stays rooted in a concrete language of gestures, glances, vocal inflections, and shifts of weight; and, in the end, a devastating study of the passage of time. Seen in relation to the subsequent two films in Linklater’s celebrated Jesse and Céline trilogy, Before Sunrise takes on new, still sadder resonances. Taken on its own, it’s simply one of the great movies—past, present, or future.

For more information, please visit the event website.

Image: Film still from Before Sunrise