Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Theatrical producer and director Hans Canosa makes his feature filmmaking debut with the comedy Alma Mater, written by first-time screenwriter Gabrielle Zevin. Set in Cambridge, MA, during 1963, Arthur Knight (Will Lyman) is an associate professor who claims to have been John F. Kennedy's roommate during his undergrad years at Harvard. Arthur's wife Gwen (soap opera actress Cady McClain), deals with her crumbling marriage by modeling herself after First Lady Jackie Kennedy. She believes her husband is having an affair with his student, aspiring writer Molly Thayer (Kate Super), but he really has been engaged in a relationship with his teaching assistant, William Anderson (Alexander Chaplin from Spin City). Eventually, the interwoven lives of the Knights and the students come together in the aftermath of JFK's assassination.