The Outdoor Film Series: Before Sunset
Off-Campus Arts Event
The Outdoor Film Series: Before Sunset
Join for a free outdoor screening of Before Sunset, picking up nine years after the open ended finale of Before Sunrise.
Lincoln Center - Damrosch Park
June 21, 2024 | 9:00 pm
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Film Details

Richard Linklater




English 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

Before Sunset picks up nine years after Sunrise’s open-ended finale. The immediate question—did Jesse and Céline reunite in Vienna six months later, as planned?—soon gets eclipsed by other, knottier ones: questions of commitment, fidelity, responsibility, and the great subject of Linklater’s trilogy, time. The setting has been relocated from Vienna to Paris, and the time frame narrowed from 12 hours to two. Jesse and Céline themselves have changed: they’re less self-conscious and less self-satisfied, worried about the extent to which their lives are ossifying, nervous about settling into adulthood. But the most jarring change is in Delpy and Hawke, whose noticeably tauter, wearier faces seem to have registered all their characters’ setbacks and disappointments. Before Sunset is packed with moments of heartbreaking emotional clarity—a series of initial flashbacks, a painful ferry-boat ride, a taxi meltdown—and ends, like its predecessor, with a gesture that works as both a tease and a consummation (with some help, in this case, from Nina Simone).

For more information, please visit the event website.

Image: Film still from Before Sunset