5. My New York Year (21st May)
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.
Starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley, ‘My New York Year’ aka ‘My Salinger Year’ is based on Joanna Rakoff’s critically acclaimed book. Definitely one for the more discerning cinema-goer to check out.