My Salinger Year 101 mins

  • My Salinger Year
  • My Salinger Year
  • My Salinger Year

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Saturday, 16 January
8:15PM 

From the director of Monsieur Lazhar, Philippe Falardeau comes MY SALINGER YEAR, based on the book by Joanna Rakoff starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley.

Joanna dreams of being an author. But in 1990s New York, that is a difficult path to take. So, when she gets a job as assistant to literary agent Margaret, she is only too aware that she must seize this opportunity with both hands. She stays calm when the phones don’t stop ringing and deals confidently with her old-fashioned and stubborn boss. In any case, everything in the agency seems to revolve around just one person – the ageing cult author J.D. Salinger, whose fan mail Joanna answers. 

While in her private life she distances herself more and more from her socialist “boyfriend”, this young woman does makes inroads towards her vocation through Salinger, of all people, who has become something of a phantom. 

Films that approach writing and literature and our relationship to them in a serious but moving way still exist. Based on Joanna Rakoff’s coming-of-age memoir, My Salinger Year is transformed by newcomer Margaret Qualley and film star Sigourney Weaver into a wonderful portrait of the different generations and their ambitions – and the grande dame that is literature.

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