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My New York Year

aka: My Salinger Year

Philippe Falardeau | 2020 | 101 MINS
USA
A college graduate takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger. Warm and witty and driven by the classy Sigourney Weaver.

In Detail

Margaret Qualley burst onto the scene as one of Charles Manson’s followers in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Here she plays Joanna, assistant to Weaver’s literary agent, whose job it is to process J. D. Salinger’s voluminous fan mail. She soon tires of replying with the stock letter and impulsively begins personalising the responses. In using the great writer’s voice, Joanna begins to discover her own.

‘My New York Year’ sidesteps the slush pile and offers a thoughtful study of a young woman realising she must shed her responsibilities to other writers in order to put her own words on the page.

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