WKSU members can download a pass below to an advance screening of Liberal Arts at the Cedar Lee on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
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.
You must enter your name below and print one of only 30 available passes for two to attend this screening. Downloaded passes do not guarantee admission. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.