Directorial Debuts:The Adventures of Sebastian Cole


Theater 3 Wed, May 1 6:30 PM


A new series focussing on the first films of established directors.

Each film will be followed by a conversation and Q&A moderated by actor and Director, JOHN CARROLL LYNCH.

Wednesday, May 1

Written & Directed by Tod Williams
Producer: Karen Barber, Jasmine Kosovic
Cast: Adrien Grenier, Margaret Colin, Clark Gregg, Greg Haberny, Russel Harper, Marni Lustig

Hank (Clark Gregg) marries the divorced Joan (Margaret Colin), who's the mother of teens Sebastian (Adrian Grenier) and Jessica (Marni Lustig). But after living with his new family for years, Hank suddenly announces that he's getting a sex change operation. The family then deserts Hank, with Jessica going her own way and Sebastian staying with his mom. But Joan becomes an alcoholic, so Sebastian moves back in with Hank -- now Henrietta -- who turns out to be far more supportive than anyone else.

1hr 44 mins / R

Tickets $18 / Superstar Members $16

John Carroll Lynch

John Carrol Lynch is an American character actor and film director. Lynch made his feature film debut in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and gained notice for his role as Norm Gunderson in Fargo (1996). He is also known for his television work on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show (1997–2004) as the title character's cross-dressing brother, Steve Carey, as well as on four seasons of American Horror Story (2014–2019), most notably as breakout character Twisty the Clown. He also played Eastman in AMC's The Walking Dead: Season 6. His films include Face/Off (1997), Zodiac (2007), Gran Torino (2008), Shutter Island (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Ted 2 (2015), The Invitation (2015), The Founder (2016), and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020). He made his directorial debut with the 2017 film Lucky.

Tod "Kip" Williams is the writer and director of The Door in the Floor (2004) starring Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges, which he adapted from the novel A Widow For One Year by John Irving. Kip grew up in New York City, with his mother, a dancer, and his father, an architect. He studied painting and literature at Bard College and Columbia University. Later, he worked as a stringer for The New York Times - Los Angeles bureau before attending the American Film Institute. He wrote and directed The Adventures of Sebastian Cole in 1998 (Paramount Classics), and the film premiered internationally at the Toronto Film Festival, was selected for main competition at the Sundance Film Festival and earned nominations for two IFP Independent Spirit Awards (Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay).