Liberal Arts | 2012
Bookish and newly single Jesse Fisher is a thirty-something, university admissions counselor who travels from New York City to his Ohio alma mater for a retirement dinner honoring Peter Hoburg, his favorite English professor. A chance meeting on campus with 19-year-old Zibby - a precocious undergrad who loves classical music, improv and "Twilight" - awakens in Jesse long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection. The pair strike 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 weighs heavily on Jesse, who is torn between moving forward in life and holding on to the indelible memories of his own university years.