First poster, as well as images and trailer for Liberal Arts, starring Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen
Radnor scripts and directs the romantic comedy drama which opens in theaters on December 13th via IFC Films.
Also in the cast are Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Elizabeth Reaser, John Magaro, Kate Burton, Robert Desiderio, Zac Efron, Kristen Bush, Ali Ahn, Ned Daunis and Gregg Edelman.
Bookish and newly single Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) is a university admissions counselor in his mid-thirties living in New York City who returns to his Ohio alma mater for a retirement dinner honoring Peter Hoburg (Richard Jenkins), his favorite English professor.
A chance meeting on campus with 19-year-old Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen) — a precocious undergrad who loves classical music, improv and Twilight — awakens in Jesse long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection. The pair strikes up a long-distance epistolary romance, prompting Jesse to return to campus for another visit.
Although Zibby appears beyond her years, the age-difference between the budding paramours weights heavily on Jesse, who is torn between moving forward in life, and holding on to the indelible memories of his own university years.
Featuring a rich assortment of peripheral characters, including a mystically upbeat party animal (Zac Efron), a brooding young depressive (John Magaro), and a feisty Romantics professor (Allison Janney), Liberal Arts explores the emotional tug-of-war between youth and adulthood, as played out on a leafy Midwest campus that is both Eden-like and tumultuous — and entirely unforgettable.
This film is Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, mature thematic material, and some teen drinking.
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