101 minutes – Drama, Biography Language: English Festival release date: February 20, 2020 (Berlin International Film Festival) Release date: March 5, 2021 Production companies: micro_scope, Parallel Films Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media, Métropole Films (Quebec)
Based on the autobiographical book by Joanna Smith Rakoff and set in New York City in the late ‘90s, Joanna is played by Margaret Qualley (pictured above), a young aspiring writer who lands a day job at renowned author J.D. Salinger’s literary agency. While her eccentric, old-fashioned boss Margaret tasks her to process Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, Joanna struggles to find her own voice. My Salinger Year is writer-director Philippe Falardeau’s third feature in English.
Joanna Margaret Don Jenny Brett Daniel Pam Max Lisa Mark Winston-Salem boy High school girl Roger Lathbury Hugh Karl Assistant #2 New Yorker Receptionist Placement Agent Mexican Worker J.D. Salinger Dean New Yorker Guy 1 Vietnamese Girl Doorman Assistant #1 Dating guy Judy Blume