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.
As writer, director, and star of LIBERAL ARTS, Radnor could teach a master class in filmmaking. Given that his engaging co-star is Elizabeth Olsen, the master class here is one in chemistry between two exceptional actors.
Josh Radnor wrote, directed, and starred in the award-winning 2010 film HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE. He is best known for his starring role on the television program How I Met Your Mother. His theatre work includes The Graduate on Broadway, opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone, plus works at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Vineyard Theatre, and Baltimore’s Center Stage, among others. He received his BA from Kenyon College and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.