Before Midnight @ The Ross

Celine (Judith Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke)

Celine (Judith Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke)

Richard Linklater is back with his third installment Before Midnight, and if you saw his first two installments, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Before Midnight will not disappoint you.

Ethan Hawke as novelist Jesse is back; Julie Delpy as Celine is back, and this unmarried couple with a son and twin girls is still kicking about – this time in Greece — and they are talking – still — and talking and talking and talking about any and everything: love, fidelity, jealousy, work, travel, the future of humanity; children and chicken pox; death in the family; funerals, technology, and Skype—it’s the sex of the next century; and they’re talking in all sorts of places: in the kitchen, at the dinner table, in the car, in a hotel, in a chapel, in between kisses and breasts – yes, Celine and Jesse have a full very involved conversation in-between Celine’s breasts … sigh … you gotta have patience; yet the verbal athleticism of Hawke and Delpy will keep you engaged but … you gotta have patience.

Celine and Jesse in mid-conversation

Celine and Jesse in mid-conversation

There are no long shots of exotic Greece—just a focus on people and conversations. Linklater refrains from giving us visual relief from Celine and Jesse; they dominate every scene. So, polish up your listening skills and be ready for a film about conversations on the everyday ordinary. But you gotta have patience! Jesse and Celine will talk your ears off!

Before Midnight plays through July 4 at The Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln.

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Frances Ha @ The Ross

Frances Ha (Greta Gerwig)

Frances Ha (Greta Gerwig)

Limbo. Yes, Limbo.
That space that’s neither here nor there.
The place you fall into after college or some other graduation into another phase of life.
You’re an adult but not quite there yet.
The career hasn’t happened but you’re working on it;
You hold on to the wisps of sing-song youth.
Then, that dull realization.
No one is coming to kiss us out of our sleep.
Ah, Life. We have to wake up!

Frances and Sophie (Mickey Sumner)

Frances and Sophie (Mickey Sumner)

Such is the world filmed in black and white by Noah Baumbach in his warm-hearted film Frances Ha, starring Greta Gerwig. In the frenzied space of New York, Gerwig perfoms Frances, an aspiring dancer, with an over-the-top but awkward innocence. Frances is clumsy, messy, and graceless. She’s irritating yet tolerable; however, the abandonment for adulthood by her best friend, Sophie, played by Mickey Sumner, throws Frances into crisis mode. This break-up produces the true gem of Frances Ha. Baumbach asks and answers the question that HBO’s Sex and the City dared never to approach: what happens when our best friends outgrow us? With treks through Brooklyn, China Town, Sacramento, Paris, France, and an upstate college, Baumbach, with grace and care, drops Frances into her own backyard, and she is smiling!

Frances Ha plays through June 20 at The Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln.

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