Taking a Look at Upcoming Film My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year from director Philippe Falardeau was a success at last year’s closing screening for the Festival du nouveau cinéma. The film has continued on a successful run of festival circuits to much critical acclaim. My Salinger Year comes out in theatres, where open, and streaming services this Friday, March 5.

The two big stars of the film are Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood) as Joanna and Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar) as Margaret. Aspiring writer-poet Joanna leaves Berkeley, California with her boyfriend Karl to move to New York. She takes a job at one of New York’s oldest literary agencies, run by Margaret. Unbeknownst to Joanna, one of the agency’s clients is the reclusive author J.D. Salinger, famed author of The Catcher in the Rye. The film also co-stars some Canadian actors Colm Feore (Bon Cop Bad Cop) and Théodore Pellerin (Boy Erased, Never Rarely Sometimes Always), just to name a few. 

I can’t wait to catch up with this film when it is released, having not had the time to see its run at last year’s Festival du nouveau cinéma. Having also read The Catcher in the Rye last year, I am definitely looking forward to putting My Salinger Year on my watch list when it rolls out to theatres and streaming services.

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