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Movie News: Josh Radnor's Sundance smash LIBERAL ARTS to hit UK screens on 5th October


LIBERAL ARTS


HITS UK SCREENS ON 5TH OCTOBER

Josh Radnor's second feature, Liberal Arts, created real buzz, positive reviews and enjoyed standing ovations on its Sundance World Premiere in January of this year, and at the inaugural London edition of Sundance in April. The writer, director and star's film boasts a strong cast alongside himself including Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro and Elizabeth Reaser

Radnor's film tells the story of a 35-year-old man who returns to his alma mater and falls in love with a 19-year-old student played by Elizabeth Olsen. Radnor plays Jesse, a somewhat depressed admissions counselor at a New York City college who is invited by a former professor (Richard Jenkins) to give a retirement speech in Ohio. There, Jesse meets a 19-year-old student named Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen) and an ill-advised relationship develops between the two.

Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to speak at his retirement dinner, Jesse jumps at the chance. He is prepared for the nostalgia of the dining halls and dorm rooms, the parties and poetry seminars; what he doesn’t see coming is Zibby—a beautiful, precocious, classical-music-loving sophomore. Zibby awakens scary, exciting, long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection that Jesse thought he had buried forever.

Josh is an actor, producer, director, and writer, probably best known for portraying the main character Ted Mosby on the popular,  Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your MotherThe seventh series is currently airing now on E4 and has a big and loyal audience. His directorial debut happythankyoumoreplease captured the 2010 dramatic Audience Award at Sundance.

Picturehouse Entertainment/Revolver release Liberal Arts in the UK on 5th October 2012.

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