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Richard Linklater’s third dramatic go-round with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight,” has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for North American and U.K. release. The eagerly anticipated Premieres-section title had its first screening Sunday at the Eccles Theatre at the Sundance Film Festival. The first in the series, “Before Sunrise,” followed a French girl and an American guy who meet on a train in Europe and decide to spend a romantic night together in Vienna in 1995. Nine years later in “Before Sunset,” Jesse and Celine met again, this time in Paris, and discovered that their chemistry had not dimmed despite a decade spent apart struggling with life’s responsibilities. In this third film, they meet again in Greece after another nine years have passed. Linklater, Hawke and Delpy wrote the script together. Linklater, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Sara Woodhatch produced. Read More: Masterful »

- Jay A. Fernandez and Anne Thompson

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