Writer/Director: Woody Allen Cast: Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Emma Stone Producers: Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson
A Sony Pictures Classics Release July 17, 2015
It is the story of a burned-out, brilliant professor who comes to a small college and everyone there is abuzz. He becomes mildly involved with a teacher and mildly involved with a precocious student, but it takes a dramatic, existential act to turn his life around and make him see the world through a much rosier and more positive perspective. The film is ironic and romantic with Joaquin Phoenix playing professor Abe Lucas, a teacher who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks.