“Liberal Arts” Premiere to Feature Josh Radnor, Seating for 2,500

Toan Track: it’s not just for rainy day convocations any more. (via kenyon.edu)

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.

“Liberal Arts” to Have Kenyon Premiere on Sept. 1

Update 2: The premiere has been moved to Sunday, Sept. 2, according to Director of Campus Events Bethanne Fowler. We’re awaiting more details of the event.

Update: According to Director of New Student Orientation Erin Ciarimboli, the premiere will include an appearance by Josh Radnor, and, almost as excitingly, free popcorn and drinks.

According to the 2012 New Student Orientation schedule, Josh Radnor ’96’s hotly-anticipated new film Liberal Arts will be shown at the KAC’s indoor Toan Track at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 (the first weekend after classes begin). Prior to the film, a “pre-show” will begin at 7:30 — no word on whether any special surprises and/or guests are going to be featured. According to The Columbus Dispatch and IMDB.com, Liberal Arts will enter theaters in limited release on Sept. 14, with releases in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia following in October. The Thrill will update as soon as we find out more.