2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Adult Beginners

Sunday, March 15
4:15PM - 5:42PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd


Academy Award-nominated producer Ross Katz (Lost in Translation) makes his feature directorial debut with this heartwarming and hilarious film (whose executive producers include indie kings Jay and Mark Duplass) about crashing hard, coming home and waking up.

Adult Beginners begins with one yuppie's disaster. On the eve of the product launch designed to shoot his career into the stratosphere, Jake discovers that, because of a single misstep, his life has plummeted into the dirt. Having lost his girlfriend, his credibility, and over $2.5 million in investor money, Jake retreats to the one place where he's always welcome: his childhood home, which is now occupied

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 87min

Director: Ross Katz

Executive Producer: David Bernon, Mark and Jay Duplass

Producer: Nick Kroll, Jared Ian Goldman, Paul Bernon

Screenwriter: Jeff Cox, Liz Flahive

Cinematographer: Vanja Cernjul

Editor: Paul Frank

Production Designer: Ola Maslik

Sound Designer: Anton Gold

Music: Marcelo Zarvos

Additional Credits: Producer: Sam Slater, Producer: Marcus Cox, Producer: Karrie Cox

Principal Cast: Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale


Two-time Oscar nominated producer, Ross Katz, turned to directing in 2009 with HBO’s Taking Chance, starring Kevin Bacon. Katz was awarded the DGA and WGA Awards for the film. Adult Beginners is his theatrical debut. He is currently in post production on Lionsgate’s The Choice, which will be released in 2016.

Distributor: RADiUS

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