About a Boy

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  • Thursday, Dec 1

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About a Boy

Followed by a talk and discussion with Rob Morton

Will Lightman (Hugh Grant) is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus (Nicholas Hoult). Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you’re never too old to grow up. About A Boy is the irresistible comedy smash that Time Magazine says is “smart, funny and winsome.”

Join Rob Morton after the screening for a deep dive into the movie. With a talk from Rob and an audience discussion, see this classic through a new lens!

Rob Morton has over a decade of experience as a screenwriting instructor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He attended NYU graduate film school in the mid-to-late ’90s where he wrote and directed numerous award-winning short films. Prior to that, he earned a degree in film history and cinema studies at Hobart College. He joined the Jacob Burns Film Center as a screenwriting instructor in the fall of 2012.

Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers), $15 (students)

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