October's Reel Reads Selection!
Purchase a copy of The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger during October and receive a special “Loft Reel Reads” discount off the cover price – 20% for Loft Members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.
“Insightful … engrossing. Audiences don’t need to be fans of the writer’s work to find this documentary compelling and captivating.” - Claudia Puig, USA Today
“An enthralling account of JD Salinger’s reclusive life.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“Energetic, informative …. a revealing look at the author of Catcher in the Rye.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Salinger is the first comprehensive documentary to look beyond The Catcher in the Rye author J. D. Salinger's meticulously built up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010. The documentary's research includes the contributions of over 150 interviewees, including Salinger's friends and colleagues, who have never spoken on the record before, as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never before been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, EL Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger's influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. (Dir. by Shane Salerno, 2013, USA, 120 mins., rated PG-13, Weinstein Company) Digital