Twentysomethings tale will open Gen Art

New York festival kicks off in early April

New York's Gen Art Film Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary, will kick off April 7 with a screening at the Ziegfield Theatre of Josh Radnor's "happythankyoumoreplease."

Winner of the U.S. dramatic audience award at the Sundance Film Fest in January, the film stars Radnor, Malin Akerman, Kate Mara, Tony Hale, Pablo Schreiber and Zoe Kazan in a tale of twentysomethings in the city.

The remainder of the fest, which spotlights the New York premieres of work by emerging filmmakers, will take place at the Visual Arts Theater at 333 West 23rd St. and run through April 13.

"Mercy," directed by celebrity photographer Patrick Hoelck and written and produced by Scott Caan -- who stars along with Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity and Erika Christensen -- will serve as the closing-night film.

The other titles on tap are Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg's "Tanner Hall"; James Keach's "Waiting for Forever"; Alexandre Franchi's "The Wild Hunt"; Sebastian Gutierrez's "Elektra Luxx"; and Adrian Grenier's documentary "Teenage Paparazzo."
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