Six Must-Attend Events: May 17-22

The state's top offerings, from watching the final installment of the "Before Sunrise" trilogy with the film's director to seeing fourteen-year-old Guan Tianlang try to become the first male amateur to win a PGA tournament since Phil Mickelson.
Fri May 17, 2013 9:45 am
“Before Midnight,” the new movie starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, will complete the Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s trilogy spanning the wide arc of love.
Photo by Despina Spyrou, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

AUSTIN  

Two for the Road
Before Midnight, the new movie starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, completes the Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s trilogy spanning the wide arc of love. It began with a fictional couple’s courtship in Before Sunrise (1995), in which Delpy and Hawke’s characters meet on a train in Europe and spend a blissful night in Vienna revealing their souls to each other. That serendipitous encounter is followed by bona fide destiny in Before Sunset (2004), when they are reunited in Paris, but again only for a limited time, seemingly unable to act on their romantic feelings because she has a boyfriend and he is married with a son. Now Delpy and Hawke play the same couple—married (to each other), parents and on the verge of middle age—questioning their desire. On Thursday, Linklater, who earlier this year celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his high school stoner flick Dazed and Confused, will introduce a hometown presentation of Before Midnight, a day before its national release. Delpy and Hawke (an Austin native) will join him at the prescreening cocktail party and in introducing the film. But for those who cannot wait even that long to see whether this marriage

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