Five months after it was one of the most discussed and acclaimed films of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" hits theaters this Friday via Sony Pictures Classics. The film -- as you're certainly aware by now -- brings Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy back into their roles of Jesse and Celine for the third time, following 1995's "Before Midnight" and 2004's "Before Sunset."

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Linklater, Delpy and -- via a phone call from Europe -- Hawke sat down with Indiewire for a video interview during Sundance, discussing why they decided to go for round three (among other things).

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