Join Annette Insdorf for a conversation with actor-director-screenwriter Julie Delpy, preceding a screening of Before Midnight (2013, dir. Richard Linklater, 109 minutes), and clips of her work including Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.
Julie Delpy is an international star who has appeared in films by Jean-Luc Godard (Detective), Krzysztof Kieslowski (White) and Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa). Born in France, she extended her career to the US, starring in Killing Zoe, Passion of Ayn Rand and Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers. But films like Two Days in Paris and Two Days in New York revealed that she is also a talented writer-director (while playing the comedic lead role).
Delpy is best known for the ground-breaking trilogy that began with Before Sunrise (1995)—co-starring Ethan Hawke—and continued with Before Sunset, for which she was named Best Actress of 2004 by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. As co-writer of the screenplay, she also shared the Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Set on an idyllic Greek island, Before Midnight received enthusiastic reviews a few months ago. As Peter Travers wrote in Rolling Stone, "Whatever a modern love story is, Before Midnight takes it to the next level." Reel Pieces viewers will have the opportunity to see clips from the first two Before films, to better appreciate the comic and dramatic layers of what the NY Times' A.O. Scott called "a wonderful paradox: a movie passionately committed to the ideal of imperfection that is itself very close to perfect."
Julie Delpy recently won the 2013 Hollywood Film Award for Screenwriter of the Year for Before Midnight (shared with Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater).
Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.
Reel Pieces is 92Y's signature movie series, with more than 25 years of bringing audiences the best in film, moderated by Annette Insdorf, director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University. Recent guests include Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen, Robert Duvall, Helen Mirren, Kevin Spacey and James Franco.
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