EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Richard Linklater Talks 'Before Midnight' and a 'Dazed and Confused' Sequel

Thursday, 23 May 2013 17:35
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Opening in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and Austin on May 24th, and nationally on June 14th is Before Midnight from director Richard Linklater (Bernie). The film is the third in a franchise that also features Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, and was co-written by Linklater and the film's stars Ethan Hawke (Sinister) and July Delpy (Broken Flowers). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with director Richard Linklater to talk about his work on Before Midnight. The acclaimed filmmaker discussed the new movie, creating an unexpected franchise, how the characters have grown over twenty-years, writing the film with Ethan Hawke and July Delpy, and if he would ever consider making a sequel to his beloved '1970s set high school film - Dazed and Confused

To watch our exclusive interview with filmmaker Richard Linklater about Before Midnight and a sequel to Dazed and Confused, please click on the video player above. 


We meet Jessie (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) in Greece, nine years after the events of Before Sunset. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on a train bound for Vienna in Before Sunrise. They are now dealing with middle-age, marriage, and parenthood. 

Before Midnight opens in Los Angeles, New York, and Austin on May 24th, and nationally on June 14th.

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