October 31, 2020

Q&A with Ethan Hawke | Stay-at-Home Cinema | TIFF 2020

hello everyone I'm Cameron Bailey and I want you to stay home tonight with me and Ethan Hawke this is stay at home cinema brought to you by TIFF and Krave I'm the artistic director in co-head at TIFF I'm glad you're here with us and we're gonna watch Richard Linklater's classic romance before sunrise starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and in a moment clearly logging on from his home to join us we're gonna start watching the movie at 7:30 p.

m.

Eastern Time it's 4:30 on the west coast of course and we're gonna live-tweet it as we watch and across Canada we're watching on crave before we begin we always want to do some shadows just to recognize where we are and the people who we're connected to first to all indigenous storytellers from coast to coast to coast and their communities to all levels of government the government of Canada the government of Ontario and the save Toronto right now a lot of government workers are working very hard to help keep us on our feet not talking about TIF here but all of us across the country thanks to them all frontline workers we want to thank and I want to shut up tonight everyone living and working at long-term care homes across the country going through especially difficult times so thank you for everything you're doing if you're working in those homes and and to the families of those people who are living those homes as well we want to thank the organizations that make everything to do at TIFF possible beginning with our lead sponsor excel our major sponsors RBC l'oreal paris and visa and we want to thank the individual donors and members who've been supporting two for forty five years almost thank you for all of your help and now we want to talk a little bit about before sunrise people fall in love with this movie and it seems to be a love that really lasts it's celebrating its 25th anniversary this year launched at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995 immediately became a kind of a rite of passage for so many young lovers a whole generation I think figured out what attraction was and longing and loss from watching this movie and living with these characters Jesse and Celine of course it was followed by before sunset in 2004 and then in 2013 before midnight kind of forming a perfect trilogy of romance as it matures people do want the series to continue though so I'm gonna ask Ethan Hawke about that in a bit Ethan Hawke does work with the Richard Linklater over those three movies and again on boyhood he has a career that goes all the way back to films like gothic that which we premiered in Toronto in 1997 and then also a training day with Denzel Washington which premiered again with us in Toronto in 2001 Ethan Hawke is the director of four films of his own he's a novelist he's done great work on the feet in the theater four-time Oscar nominee and a man that in everything he does asks the big questions we're gonna ask some questions of him right now including questions from TIFF members and from social media Ethan Hawke welcome to stay at home cinema hey thanks for having me that was so beautifully well spoken all the people were thinking about today and it's interesting hearing you talk about the premieres of the other films you know training they premiered the couple days before September 11th it's real innit you know when you're part of a film festival as big as the Toronto International Film Festival is if you think about it in terms of history like that and it's it's a powerful moment we're living through right now so thanks for having me no really glad you're here we got a lot of questions I want to ask you about before sunrise and I know our members and some people on social media might have some questions too let's jump in you know you've got a long history now 25 years with this movie you must have seen it work its magic on people over that time why do you think people love it so much you know it's a dangerous question for me to answer and not sound like a total you know it's hard but I'll tell you this that when when we were first I had audition I mean I could tell you the whole story of how I came to the project but I had audition I got the part and for some reason I had a lot of people in my life agents and do people tell me not to do the movie dayson confuse had just come out and was a big bomb and I thought it was a work of staggering genius but it didn't make any money and it was uh it was kind of a high point of my career at that moment reality bites had just come out I mean high point by the standards of how many offers I was getting right now if that's here judgment already yeah and meaning that my agents had a lot of interest in me that moment in my life in them they were people were trying to talk me out of doing that movie and I met Rick and I I told him I said you know this script is is difficult reading and he said this thing he said you know I want you to worry too much about the script I'm inviting you to be a filmmaker with me and he said my whole life I've gone to the movies and there's like espionage movies and helicopter and shootouts and you know all this action everything that I see is all this drama that you would think that my life our lives have no drama and and yet that's not the way I feel my life feels very exciting to me and I've never been involved in the gun fight or a helicopter chase or you know a speedboat you know through the canals of Venice I mean uh but but my life is still really interesting and I'm he said and I thought about what is it the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me really and he said it's connecting with another human being and I said I want to make a movie about connection you know and and and what that's really like and if we could put that on screen I think people would care and he said that's not something I can script out perfectly I need to invite two actors and I need you to help me cultivate a connection and put it on screen and when he said that I was thinking yeah I want to see that movie I mean that's that is the most exciting thing when you you know it can happen in a lot of ways but when you have some kind when someone touches your heart and they get get through all the barriers you put up or all the neuroses you have or all the confident whatever walls you've created and somebody navigates through that and they touch you you feel like that's why you were born you know for this moment to experience it and so that was our challenge with that first film that the challenge was that hi to Rick you know he he had just had a interesting experience with his own methodology on dazed and confused for people that are fans of that movie you know he that movie was created out of an intense rehearsal process but he was I don't think he'd mind me saying he was really disappointed with himself in how much better he did with the men and the women hmm that the feeling he had ultimately when he was finished with Dazed and Confused was that it was a boy movie that and it's focused on the male characters it didn't achieve the Cecco vien goal you know of being genderless and his goal from before sunrise was to invite a very strong woman you know and in invite these two and that male and female and let them kind of create their characters together so that the movie the movie felt genderless meaning you know like gods POV not you know most people yeah we you see romances they're either these romances that like the boyfriend gets dragged to and he rolls his eyes because it's you know you know a chick flick or whatever or it's you know got Eva Mendes crawling over a TransAm or something you know I mean and the girls are rolling their eyes like what is this right and so Rick stream was like I want to make a romance that men like and women like and that's the secret that we're talking about that's I think I think that's the answer to your question okay there's a man named Bella on Twitter who asked question I want to know as well which is what do you think clicked between you and Julie to the P to give Jesse and Celine this incredible chemistry you know chemistry as an actor is sad sometimes it's really not there and it doesn't matter what tricks you pull out of your back pocket it I remember um my screen test with Denzel like I thought oh I'm gonna get this part you know I mean that we had chemistry together and and Julie and I we did our screen test together I say that meaning that I feel it when it happens and I'm not exactly sure what it is hmm Julie at that point in her life ready she'd already worked with Godard she's already worked with Kieslowski she worked at Volker schlonged or she was I don't know 23 and ferociously intelligent you know you know I mean and you know she would I've never felt so stupid and my whole life is talking she just made you she made you feel like a big dumb American guy yeah you know you know the second I would bring up football or something she'd rise yeah and a spark as well no right because you feel like you're coming from different worlds and that difference is part of what what connects and and you know the some of the credit has to be – Rick – cuz you know he always says he wasn't gonna make the movie if he didn't find the right two people you know he didn't care when I first got the script for example it was Suzette in San Antonio it was a like a a foreign guy traveling across America and running into an American woman her side till did none of the details like that mattered it matters who the people were – Rick do you know that that they I mean meaning that I think if he'd found he didn't have a gender like it has to be a French actress it has to be is it it's once he had Julie and I he started constructing it for that narrative you know and and I think that worked out well because you Rick and I are both from Texas and we had a simpatico that I could kind of become his right arm and then Julie had a totally different background than the two of us mm-hmm and unlike a lot of directors who try to have power over people and dictate things and direct them and Rick invites just invited her to contribute you know tell me about Celine Tim I mean he let us name our characters I'm it was a really fun first day of rehearsal he was like what are your character's names you know we talked about what it would mean and why and and he really led us create our characters from scratch like that why did you choose Jesse your character's name mostly because I had always been embarrassed about the name Easton when I was growing up you know I just I didn't think it sounded like a you know kids want to be just like everybody else right I mean I did and Ethan was a very uncommon name when I was growing up I'd never met another Ethan and I don't know to us some much older and I was this always embarrassed by it when I was a kid I really I had a cousin named Jesse and Jesse Hawk and I always I was like why can't I be Jesse and in and Julie we made fun of me that I just want to be like Jesse James she's like you're so American you can outlaw you'll to be Jesse James and and Rick was like let's put that in the script you know so I said my name is Jesse like Jesse James and um and so it's just a little in joke and in Rick picked we didn't even have to come up we never we didn't have to have last names for our characters until the second film when when I I'm writing a book in the second film and we needed the author jacket and Rick was like yeah that's his last name it was a question from tulane prytaneum as a tif member she says before sunrise is part be truly trilogy that was filmed over the course of almost a decade and boyhood was filmed over 12 years what are the challenges and what are the joys for the actors when so much time passes between the shoes you know before the before trilogy happens over um it's more than much more than a decade it's what is it I'm doing the math right now it's 27-year like it's it's it's it's a long time well it's nine years no eighteen year sorry eighteen um and we made them at the same time you know we started shooting boyhood right around the time either right before before sunset or right after I guess it was right after trying remember yeah yeah I think was right after anyway so we we were making them at the same time and I liked I often make this joke that those the before trilogy and boyhood the main character of both those films is time you know as that time is this overwhelming force that is you know most movies rely on narrative you know they have a plot and that's what pushes them forward and those four movies really use time as the engine it's just this clock the clock of you know getting older the clock that we're all living under that we completely ignore all the time I love this thing of you know that what's fascinating about an illness or a pandemic like we do is like you know it's it's just a reminder all the time that disease and death is always a part of our life we're all going to die we end it we we choose not to think about it so we can move on it means we can get something done with our day but I think that those movies are very aware even when we were making the first one there was an awareness of the temporariness of our youth you know Rick we were really careful not to put any pop-culture references in the movie yeah and we really wanted the movie to age like it could have been in the 60s it could be in the one thing we couldn't have predicted is phones you know the one thing that's really dramatically different is that now if this were happening they would have their phone and the decision not to call each other would be a much bigger decision I mean that's it not to share emails or find the person on Instagram or whatever you know that's a very different decision now and but yet people can do that kind of thing I mean we were just super super aware of trying to be outside of the trappings of time and that is one of the beauties of Europe you know as you're very aware of the generations and generations and generations and generations that have lived before you you're walking overall it's the you know on that that subject of time there's another question from Salem mallet on a TIF member saying this is half you half your lifetime ago when you made before sunrise is the way that you relate to that character Jesse different today you know I mean I think I don't know if other people feel this way but the biggest shocking element of growing older to me is how much I feel like the same person i I think I imagined that I would you know Here I am I'm stay I'm gonna turn 50 in a couple of months right and I feel so close to that young man that made that movie that people gonna watch tonight I remember you know uh OJ driving down the highway and we stopped her soul to watch it on the news I remember the Knicks losing to Houston and Julie interrogating me about why I cared why why would you waste a second of your life you don't know those men painter like Patrick you're hurting I love them and and so I don't know I think that I feel because it's kind of been a life project for so long I can't help it but during this pandemic imagine how Jesse and Celine would be like sometimes I think you know when people ask all the time are we gonna make another one or whatever I had this imagination of light like well wouldn't it be amazing to see Jesse and Celine you know I first had the idea actually watching all those beautiful videos of people in Italy and how they were hurting and playing the trumpet out their windows and if I could picture Jesse and Celine in an apartment like that just talking and talking and talking and you know trapped in some hotel room in Italy or something that's I I could picture that but so I'm constantly thinking I remember when I'm at first you know I had a perfect sight my whole life I was always proud of my Hawkeye's right you know I'm like and all of a sudden you know boom I need glasses you know you see this is a pandemic is that I I broke my vice and I came from anyway but I remember when I was went from my optometrist you know exam optometry Word is there for the exam I remember thinking oh wow so if there's another before movie then just Jesse's getting glasses too it's like this parallel life I'm like what would Jesse say about getting glasses what does this mean to us and um you you know and I you know Julie is always so funny about sickness and death and she would say something absolutely hysterical and so I really I'm sure you always she was the one doing this Q&A because oh we just want to see you together yeah no I know we want to be together making come on it's a it's a funny I always think about what Jesse would think about X or Y when it happens to me hmm all right last question this one's for me they're gonna be people out there who are watching before sunrise for the very first time tonight and especially if you're young and you're going through similar things what do you want people to look for what do you want them to know before they start watching before sunrise for the first time one of the reasons why I'm doing this Q&A tonight and why I feel so proud over these 25 years of this movie for this movie is ISM there was a moment in rehearsal when Julie said week this movie is going to be so boring these two people talking we need to get some jokes we should call a professional joke writer and get them to contribute jokes it's not funny it's so boring and and Rick said Julie I've been in this hotel room we're writing this movie with you for four weeks and I have never been bored it's 12 14 hours a day and I haven't been bored for one second and if we could put you all that is you on screen then no one will be bored and if they are they can go to hell you know and and really what he's saying there is that we are enough it's a very hard thing for us to as people to comprehend is that we are interesting we have something to say we are valuable well every one of us you know and it's really only our posturing that makes us boring in cliche you know and and I hope that young people see this movie and know that they are enough you know that they who they are you don't have to be you're special from the moment you were born it sounds corny and everything like that but it's at its essence what the movie is when it talks about connection and love and people people simply witnessing each other that that has a huge power if it's the real you you know and that I hope that you know I think that in the same way that you know sometimes I leave Harry Potter or Avatar Star Wars and I just get a little blue cuz my own life I got enough blue and I don't get superpowers and I don't you know and um but I think Rick's movies make you realize that your life is magic mm-hmm beautifully put it thank you well Ethan thank you so much we're gonna start watching get your snacks ready whatever you need to do ready 7:30 p.

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Eastern we're gonna press play on before sunrise we'll be live tweeting it we're using the hashtag TIF at home ethan hawke thank you so much for joining us – thanks for having me man really enjoy talking to you you too take it.

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Q&A with Ethan Hawke | Stay-at-Home Cinema | TIFF 2020

hello everyone I'm Cameron Bailey and I want you to stay home tonight with me and Ethan Hawke this is stay at home cinema brought to you by TIFF and Krave I'm the artistic director in co-head at TIFF I'm glad you're here with us and we're gonna watch Richard Linklater's classic romance before sunrise starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and in a moment clearly logging on from his home to join us we're gonna start watching the movie at 7:30 p.

m.

Eastern Time it's 4:30 on the west coast of course and we're gonna live-tweet it as we watch and across Canada we're watching on crave before we begin we always want to do some shadows just to recognize where we are and the people who we're connected to first to all indigenous storytellers from coast to coast to coast and their communities to all levels of government the government of Canada the government of Ontario and the save Toronto right now a lot of government workers are working very hard to help keep us on our feet not talking about TIF here but all of us across the country thanks to them all frontline workers we want to thank and I want to shut up tonight everyone living and working at long-term care homes across the country going through especially difficult times so thank you for everything you're doing if you're working in those homes and and to the families of those people who are living those homes as well we want to thank the organizations that make everything to do at TIFF possible beginning with our lead sponsor excel our major sponsors RBC l'oreal paris and visa and we want to thank the individual donors and members who've been supporting two for forty five years almost thank you for all of your help and now we want to talk a little bit about before sunrise people fall in love with this movie and it seems to be a love that really lasts it's celebrating its 25th anniversary this year launched at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995 immediately became a kind of a rite of passage for so many young lovers a whole generation I think figured out what attraction was and longing and loss from watching this movie and living with these characters Jesse and Celine of course it was followed by before sunset in 2004 and then in 2013 before midnight kind of forming a perfect trilogy of romance as it matures people do want the series to continue though so I'm gonna ask Ethan Hawke about that in a bit Ethan Hawke does work with the Richard Linklater over those three movies and again on boyhood he has a career that goes all the way back to films like gothic that which we premiered in Toronto in 1997 and then also a training day with Denzel Washington which premiered again with us in Toronto in 2001 Ethan Hawke is the director of four films of his own he's a novelist he's done great work on the feet in the theater four-time Oscar nominee and a man that in everything he does asks the big questions we're gonna ask some questions of him right now including questions from TIFF members and from social media Ethan Hawke welcome to stay at home cinema hey thanks for having me that was so beautifully well spoken all the people were thinking about today and it's interesting hearing you talk about the premieres of the other films you know training they premiered the couple days before September 11th it's real innit you know when you're part of a film festival as big as the Toronto International Film Festival is if you think about it in terms of history like that and it's it's a powerful moment we're living through right now so thanks for having me no really glad you're here we got a lot of questions I want to ask you about before sunrise and I know our members and some people on social media might have some questions too let's jump in you know you've got a long history now 25 years with this movie you must have seen it work its magic on people over that time why do you think people love it so much you know it's a dangerous question for me to answer and not sound like a total you know it's hard but I'll tell you this that when when we were first I had audition I mean I could tell you the whole story of how I came to the project but I had audition I got the part and for some reason I had a lot of people in my life agents and do people tell me not to do the movie dayson confuse had just come out and was a big bomb and I thought it was a work of staggering genius but it didn't make any money and it was uh it was kind of a high point of my career at that moment reality bites had just come out I mean high point by the standards of how many offers I was getting right now if that's here judgment already yeah and meaning that my agents had a lot of interest in me that moment in my life in them they were people were trying to talk me out of doing that movie and I met Rick and I I told him I said you know this script is is difficult reading and he said this thing he said you know I want you to worry too much about the script I'm inviting you to be a filmmaker with me and he said my whole life I've gone to the movies and there's like espionage movies and helicopter and shootouts and you know all this action everything that I see is all this drama that you would think that my life our lives have no drama and and yet that's not the way I feel my life feels very exciting to me and I've never been involved in the gun fight or a helicopter chase or you know a speedboat you know through the canals of Venice I mean uh but but my life is still really interesting and I'm he said and I thought about what is it the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me really and he said it's connecting with another human being and I said I want to make a movie about connection you know and and and what that's really like and if we could put that on screen I think people would care and he said that's not something I can script out perfectly I need to invite two actors and I need you to help me cultivate a connection and put it on screen and when he said that I was thinking yeah I want to see that movie I mean that's that is the most exciting thing when you you know it can happen in a lot of ways but when you have some kind when someone touches your heart and they get get through all the barriers you put up or all the neuroses you have or all the confident whatever walls you've created and somebody navigates through that and they touch you you feel like that's why you were born you know for this moment to experience it and so that was our challenge with that first film that the challenge was that hi to Rick you know he he had just had a interesting experience with his own methodology on dazed and confused for people that are fans of that movie you know he that movie was created out of an intense rehearsal process but he was I don't think he'd mind me saying he was really disappointed with himself in how much better he did with the men and the women hmm that the feeling he had ultimately when he was finished with Dazed and Confused was that it was a boy movie that and it's focused on the male characters it didn't achieve the Cecco vien goal you know of being genderless and his goal from before sunrise was to invite a very strong woman you know and in invite these two and that male and female and let them kind of create their characters together so that the movie the movie felt genderless meaning you know like gods POV not you know most people yeah we you see romances they're either these romances that like the boyfriend gets dragged to and he rolls his eyes because it's you know you know a chick flick or whatever or it's you know got Eva Mendes crawling over a TransAm or something you know I mean and the girls are rolling their eyes like what is this right and so Rick stream was like I want to make a romance that men like and women like and that's the secret that we're talking about that's I think I think that's the answer to your question okay there's a man named Bella on Twitter who asked question I want to know as well which is what do you think clicked between you and Julie to the P to give Jesse and Celine this incredible chemistry you know chemistry as an actor is sad sometimes it's really not there and it doesn't matter what tricks you pull out of your back pocket it I remember um my screen test with Denzel like I thought oh I'm gonna get this part you know I mean that we had chemistry together and and Julie and I we did our screen test together I say that meaning that I feel it when it happens and I'm not exactly sure what it is hmm Julie at that point in her life ready she'd already worked with Godard she's already worked with Kieslowski she worked at Volker schlonged or she was I don't know 23 and ferociously intelligent you know you know I mean and you know she would I've never felt so stupid and my whole life is talking she just made you she made you feel like a big dumb American guy yeah you know you know the second I would bring up football or something she'd rise yeah and a spark as well no right because you feel like you're coming from different worlds and that difference is part of what what connects and and you know the some of the credit has to be – Rick – cuz you know he always says he wasn't gonna make the movie if he didn't find the right two people you know he didn't care when I first got the script for example it was Suzette in San Antonio it was a like a a foreign guy traveling across America and running into an American woman her side till did none of the details like that mattered it matters who the people were – Rick do you know that that they I mean meaning that I think if he'd found he didn't have a gender like it has to be a French actress it has to be is it it's once he had Julie and I he started constructing it for that narrative you know and and I think that worked out well because you Rick and I are both from Texas and we had a simpatico that I could kind of become his right arm and then Julie had a totally different background than the two of us mm-hmm and unlike a lot of directors who try to have power over people and dictate things and direct them and Rick invites just invited her to contribute you know tell me about Celine Tim I mean he let us name our characters I'm it was a really fun first day of rehearsal he was like what are your character's names you know we talked about what it would mean and why and and he really led us create our characters from scratch like that why did you choose Jesse your character's name mostly because I had always been embarrassed about the name Easton when I was growing up you know I just I didn't think it sounded like a you know kids want to be just like everybody else right I mean I did and Ethan was a very uncommon name when I was growing up I'd never met another Ethan and I don't know to us some much older and I was this always embarrassed by it when I was a kid I really I had a cousin named Jesse and Jesse Hawk and I always I was like why can't I be Jesse and in and Julie we made fun of me that I just want to be like Jesse James she's like you're so American you can outlaw you'll to be Jesse James and and Rick was like let's put that in the script you know so I said my name is Jesse like Jesse James and um and so it's just a little in joke and in Rick picked we didn't even have to come up we never we didn't have to have last names for our characters until the second film when when I I'm writing a book in the second film and we needed the author jacket and Rick was like yeah that's his last name it was a question from tulane prytaneum as a tif member she says before sunrise is part be truly trilogy that was filmed over the course of almost a decade and boyhood was filmed over 12 years what are the challenges and what are the joys for the actors when so much time passes between the shoes you know before the before trilogy happens over um it's more than much more than a decade it's what is it I'm doing the math right now it's 27-year like it's it's it's it's a long time well it's nine years no eighteen year sorry eighteen um and we made them at the same time you know we started shooting boyhood right around the time either right before before sunset or right after I guess it was right after trying remember yeah yeah I think was right after anyway so we we were making them at the same time and I liked I often make this joke that those the before trilogy and boyhood the main character of both those films is time you know as that time is this overwhelming force that is you know most movies rely on narrative you know they have a plot and that's what pushes them forward and those four movies really use time as the engine it's just this clock the clock of you know getting older the clock that we're all living under that we completely ignore all the time I love this thing of you know that what's fascinating about an illness or a pandemic like we do is like you know it's it's just a reminder all the time that disease and death is always a part of our life we're all going to die we end it we we choose not to think about it so we can move on it means we can get something done with our day but I think that those movies are very aware even when we were making the first one there was an awareness of the temporariness of our youth you know Rick we were really careful not to put any pop-culture references in the movie yeah and we really wanted the movie to age like it could have been in the 60s it could be in the one thing we couldn't have predicted is phones you know the one thing that's really dramatically different is that now if this were happening they would have their phone and the decision not to call each other would be a much bigger decision I mean that's it not to share emails or find the person on Instagram or whatever you know that's a very different decision now and but yet people can do that kind of thing I mean we were just super super aware of trying to be outside of the trappings of time and that is one of the beauties of Europe you know as you're very aware of the generations and generations and generations and generations that have lived before you you're walking overall it's the you know on that that subject of time there's another question from Salem mallet on a TIF member saying this is half you half your lifetime ago when you made before sunrise is the way that you relate to that character Jesse different today you know I mean I think I don't know if other people feel this way but the biggest shocking element of growing older to me is how much I feel like the same person i I think I imagined that I would you know Here I am I'm stay I'm gonna turn 50 in a couple of months right and I feel so close to that young man that made that movie that people gonna watch tonight I remember you know uh OJ driving down the highway and we stopped her soul to watch it on the news I remember the Knicks losing to Houston and Julie interrogating me about why I cared why why would you waste a second of your life you don't know those men painter like Patrick you're hurting I love them and and so I don't know I think that I feel because it's kind of been a life project for so long I can't help it but during this pandemic imagine how Jesse and Celine would be like sometimes I think you know when people ask all the time are we gonna make another one or whatever I had this imagination of light like well wouldn't it be amazing to see Jesse and Celine you know I first had the idea actually watching all those beautiful videos of people in Italy and how they were hurting and playing the trumpet out their windows and if I could picture Jesse and Celine in an apartment like that just talking and talking and talking and you know trapped in some hotel room in Italy or something that's I I could picture that but so I'm constantly thinking I remember when I'm at first you know I had a perfect sight my whole life I was always proud of my Hawkeye's right you know I'm like and all of a sudden you know boom I need glasses you know you see this is a pandemic is that I I broke my vice and I came from anyway but I remember when I was went from my optometrist you know exam optometry Word is there for the exam I remember thinking oh wow so if there's another before movie then just Jesse's getting glasses too it's like this parallel life I'm like what would Jesse say about getting glasses what does this mean to us and um you you know and I you know Julie is always so funny about sickness and death and she would say something absolutely hysterical and so I really I'm sure you always she was the one doing this Q&A because oh we just want to see you together yeah no I know we want to be together making come on it's a it's a funny I always think about what Jesse would think about X or Y when it happens to me hmm all right last question this one's for me they're gonna be people out there who are watching before sunrise for the very first time tonight and especially if you're young and you're going through similar things what do you want people to look for what do you want them to know before they start watching before sunrise for the first time one of the reasons why I'm doing this Q&A tonight and why I feel so proud over these 25 years of this movie for this movie is ISM there was a moment in rehearsal when Julie said week this movie is going to be so boring these two people talking we need to get some jokes we should call a professional joke writer and get them to contribute jokes it's not funny it's so boring and and Rick said Julie I've been in this hotel room we're writing this movie with you for four weeks and I have never been bored it's 12 14 hours a day and I haven't been bored for one second and if we could put you all that is you on screen then no one will be bored and if they are they can go to hell you know and and really what he's saying there is that we are enough it's a very hard thing for us to as people to comprehend is that we are interesting we have something to say we are valuable well every one of us you know and it's really only our posturing that makes us boring in cliche you know and and I hope that young people see this movie and know that they are enough you know that they who they are you don't have to be you're special from the moment you were born it sounds corny and everything like that but it's at its essence what the movie is when it talks about connection and love and people people simply witnessing each other that that has a huge power if it's the real you you know and that I hope that you know I think that in the same way that you know sometimes I leave Harry Potter or Avatar Star Wars and I just get a little blue cuz my own life I got enough blue and I don't get superpowers and I don't you know and um but I think Rick's movies make you realize that your life is magic mm-hmm beautifully put it thank you well Ethan thank you so much we're gonna start watching get your snacks ready whatever you need to do ready 7:30 p.

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Eastern we're gonna press play on before sunrise we'll be live tweeting it we're using the hashtag TIF at home ethan hawke thank you so much for joining us – thanks for having me man really enjoy talking to you you too take it.

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