According to a document provided by Director of Campus Events Bethanne Fowler and Public Affairs News Director Mark Ellis, the Sept. 2 Kenyon premiere of Liberal Arts will be quite a massive event. The KAC’s indoor Toan Track will be outfitted with a 21 x 12 foot screen, and will be capable of holding an audience of up to 2,500, with free popcorn and drinks available. The entire College community is invited, including the families of students and employees. Additionally, the Office of Parent and Alumni Programs plans to hold screenings around the country for alumni groups later this fall.
In addition to Josh Radnor ’96, who directed and stars in Liberal Arts, the premiere will also be attended by producer Jesse Hara of Tom Sawyer Entertainment and the president of IFC Entertainment, the film’s distributor — who just so happens to be another Kenyon grad, Jonathan D. Sehring ’78. The film has a running time of 97 minutes, and features scenes shot in Mount Vernon, Columbus, and New York City, although Gambier is, of course, the main setting.