Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Title: Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Author: Rated PG-13
An intimate and poignant film about a man, Leonard Schiller, who must redefine his work and perceptions in the twilight of his life as an ambitious grad student convinces Schiller that her thesis could reintroduce his writing to the world.
Battling illness and unable to finish a novel that has taken him ten years to write, aging novelist Leonard Schiller is slipping into literary obscurity. Formerly a famous author, Schiller has been all but forgotten by the readers, colleagues and critics who once praised him. But when Heather Wolfe, an ambitious graduate student, convinces Schiller that her thesis could reintroduce his writing to the world, the reclusive writer is forced to confront his past regrets. Frank Langella delivers a career-capping performance as a man who must redefine his work – and his perceptions – in the twilight of his life.