11 September 2012 11:41 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

The hurdles of independent filmmaking–or any creative endeavor–don’t end with a successful debut. If anything, the pressure to live up to the expectations on the heels of a breakthrough looms heavier than ever in the dreaded “sophomore slump.” Following Happythankyoumoreplease, Josh Radnor manages to not only avoid said slump, but also seamlessly captures the voice of a generation; floating between idealistic youth and the discontentment of fitting into adulthood. It’s even more impressive when considering that Radnor is already an established actor on his own hit television show. While utilizing his own alma mater, Kenyon College, at the heart of Liberal Arts, the How I Met Your Mother star pulls rank as a director, writer, and actor, and establishes himself as a unique storyteller bringing  a distinct voice to an old formula.

Liberal Arts, which debuted at Sundance to a standing ovation earlier this year, offers »

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