'Before Midnight' opens at the Ross

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in "Before Midnight."
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in "Before Midnight."

The films "Before Midnight" and "Frances Ha" are featured at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Both films are rated R. "Before Midnight" ends June 27; "Frances Ha" plays through June 20.

"Before Midnight," starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, is the third film in a series that includes "Before Sunset" and "Before Sunrise." The new film opens with Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) raising twin daughters. Jesse attempts to maintain a relationship with Hank, his teenage son from another marriage. However that bond is strained even though Hank has just spent the summer with his dad and step-family.

Meanwhile, Celine must make a difficult career decision.

Set in New York City, "Frances Ha" stars Greta Gerwig as the lead character Frances. An apprentice for a dance company, Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams — even as the possibility of them becoming reality dwindles. The film is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption.

For more information, including show times, go to http://www.theross.org.