My Salinger Year 101 mins

Sunday, 24 January 8:15PM
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  • My Salinger Year
  • My Salinger Year
  • My Salinger Year
  • My Salinger Year

The much-anticipated new film by Academy Award®- nominated writer/director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), MY SALINGER YEAR unites three-time Oscar®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and radiant new talent Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood) for a hugely enjoyable adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s internationally bestselling memoir.

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.

Keenly observed and wryly funny, with whip-smart performances from its two indelible leads, MY SALINGER YEAR is a memorable and compassionate depiction of a pre-digital world on the cusp of disappearance, the value of mentorship, and the lasting impact of self-expression in all its forms.

★★★★ “A triumph! Boasts a pair of knockout performances, with a touch of The Devil Wears Prada.” - The Times

★★★★ “Full of charm and intelligence.” The Arts Desk.

Advance Preview screenings two weekends prior to season start. Friday 1 Jan to Sun 3 Jan plus Fri 8 Jan to Sun 10 Jan.

The season starts January 14 @ Luna Leederville, Windsor, Luna on Sx with limited screenings at Luna Outdoor & Camelot Outdoor cinemas.

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