‘My New York Year’ aka ‘My Salinger Year’ will be released in UK cinemas on 21st May 2021 by Vertigo Releasing.
Starring Sigourney Weaver (‘Alien’) and Margaret Qualley (‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’), the film is directed by Philippe Falardeau. The film is based on the critically acclaimed book ‘My Salinger’ Year by Joanna Rakoff, and had its world premiere at last year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
It will have its UK premiere at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
New York in the 90s: After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, Joanna gets hired as an assistant to Margaret, 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.
‘My New York Year’ will be released in cinemas on 21st May 2021.