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Movie Night: My Salinger Year
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
My Salinger Year (2020)
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7PM
Chatham Capitol Theatre
Admission: $5 at the door or flash your 2020 or 2021 pass
Please reserve your seats in advance at www.chathamcapitoltheatre.com
Rating: R | Drama
Runtime: 1h 41min
Stars: Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, Douglas Booth, Colm Feore
After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, Joanna (Margaret Qualley) gets hired as an assistant to Margaret (Sigourney Weaver), the stoic and old-fashioned literary agent of J. D. Salinger. Fluctuating between poverty and glamour, she spends her days in a plush, wood-panelled office — where dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze off after three-martini lunches — and her nights in a sink-less Brooklyn apartment with her socialist boyfriend. Joanna’s main task is processing Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, but as she reads the heart-wrenching letters from around the world, she becomes reluctant to send the agency’s impersonal standard letter and impulsively begins personalizing the responses. The results are both humorous and moving, as Joanna, while using the great writer’s voice, begins to discover her own.