Directed by: Richard Linklater
Written by: Robert Kaplow, Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr
Other cast: Zac Efron, Claire Danes
Release date: November 29, 2009
Running time: 114 min
In November 1937, high school student and aspiring thespian Richard Samuels takes a day trip into New York City. There, he meets and begins a casual friendship with Gretta Adler, their friendship based on a shared love and goal of a profession in the creative arts. But also on this trip, Richard stumbles across the Mercury Theatre and meets Orson Welles, who, based on an impromptu audition, offers Richard an acting job.