Before Sunset

Before Trilogy

Sunday 7 July 2024

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What ifs and second chances in the middle leg of Richard Linklater’s acclaimed romantic drama 

As part of Staycation Festival in the Howard Assembly Room and Kino, don’t miss this marathon of movie magic, as we screen all three films in the Before trilogy in one day. Book an antipasti picnic basket, handmade by the team at Kino, to enjoy at your table during the film and settle in…

Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy was filmed over 18 years, and follows the same couple, Céline and Jesse (played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke) as they meet, fall in and out of love, and travel through some of Europe’s most glamorous locations.

Before Sunset sees Céline and Jesse meeting by chance once again, this time in Paris, but after nine years instead of the promised six months. Both have moved on with their lives, and Jesse has a family in the US. Meeting at the Shakespeare & Company bookshop on the Left Bank, they reconnect as they walk the timeless streets.

“essentially a film about people talking. But when the talk’s this good, this absorbing and revealing and witty and true, who’s going to complain?”
– Philip Kemp, Total Film

Book all three Before trilogy films for £18 for a marathon of silver screen romance.

£10 (+£1 booking fee)
  • Howard Assembly Room

Before Sunset 5pm (80 minutes)

Other events
Before Sunrise 3pm (101 minutes)
Before Midnight 7pm (109 minutes)

Before Sunset, directed by Richard Linklater (USA, 2004). Age rating: 15

Picnic basket

£20 for 2 people

Antipasti box |vegetarian, gluten free option
Mixed Marinated Olives & Pickles
Homemade Flatbreads
Stuffed Vine Leaves
Tzatziki & Hummus

Staycation Festival

Food, conversation, films and music in Kino and the Howard Assembly Room, bringing the spirit of travel to Leeds across summer 2024.  

Talks from top chefs and food writers, exclusive menus, adventurous masterclasses and pop-ups, films that whisk you away to other places, and live music with bespoke dining experiences. Book a holiday for your senses… at home in the heart of Leeds. 

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