Salinger

  • September 21, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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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, Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank and others talk about Salinger's influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture.

Here is a link to view the movie trailer:  SALIGER TRAILER

Movie time is approximate, I will update as soon as I can, but it will be in the 4:00 hour. 

Dinner/discussion at Slattery's Pub will follow the film. It is within walking distance of the theater, so no need to park twice

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP CURRENT - IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE LET SOMEONE ELSE HAVE YOUR SEAT. THANKS!!

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  • Nelia G.

    FYI - Salinger's available on Netflix Streaming.

    October 7, 2013

  • Michelle

    I think this film poorly made and poorly edited and did not keep my interest for very long.

    September 24, 2013

  • Jeff

    Good cross-section of opinions, as was the discussion. Always interests me to see who likes what and why. That's why I enjoy hosting these events.
    A good film, but not a nice man. An interesting look at the culture he was a part of, if not an explanation of his influence on us.

    September 22, 2013

  • Kym

    good documentary but jumped back and forth in time a bit.

    September 22, 2013

  • Renee

    I found the information in this movie very interesting, although I was not thrilled with it's execution. What's a curiosity to me is why several others including myself found themselves dosing off. And I have never ever fallen asleep during any movie no matter how boring or long, so it must be something else.--an unconscious trigger ?

    It was still a great choice. Thanks Jeff

    September 22, 2013

  • Susan M.

    This was great - the best documentary I've ever seen. I really was riveted by the format - the juxtaposition of photos with accounts of JD's real life and the comments of his contemporaries. The use of montage as back drop to the film's narrative really stuck me as beautiful and effective. The films of the war were revelations and I think the experience effected the rest of his life. The women's accounts of being with him in their youth coupled with understandable great anger as his revealed who he really was new to me, but auctioning his love letters was over the top revenge though.I've read JDs work and I did agree with the author who said that if three people had killed or tried to kill anyone based on a crazy interpretation of their book, something very strange must had attracted them to the work. I did like the film as not a critique but a history of his life.
    Thanks Jeff - for me another great choice!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Ann C.

    Movie was too long, at times almost putting me to sleep. It was a thorough depiction of J.D. Salinger's life, personality, ego, obsession, angst, tenacity. Hadn't known he, like so many men of his time, endured horrific experiences during WWII. Enjoyed the interviews of the people who knew him. Not fond of the man. Nor compelled to read him further, as he seems to project himself, his own dissatisfied struggles, his own ongoing yearning for adolescent innocence onto his characters. Yet, the movie left me feeling compassion for him as a misunderstood, hounded, pseudo reclusive, seemingly unhappy man. May he finally rest in peace.

    September 22, 2013

  • Liza N.

    I actually liked this documentary and found it very interesting and pretty well put together. It was long but I found myself riveted, nonetheless.

    September 22, 2013

  • Nelia G.

    Enjoyed the film and dinner discussion afterward. Intriguing peek at a talented and troubled soul - on wait list for Catcher in the Rye audio book...

    September 22, 2013

  • Dennis

    Good job of conveying Salinger's personality and demons. Too long, though.

    September 21, 2013

  • Orson

    "Slattery's Pub" is nowhere near the Esquire! It is, however, close to the another Landmark theater - the one at Greenwood Plaza

    September 21, 2013

    • Jeff

      Orson, the movie has moved to the Esquire Theater, We'll be going to Racine's afterward.

      September 21, 2013

  • jeff s.

    My other event that conflicted was cancelled at last minute. Is it too late to attend??

    September 21, 2013

    • Jeff

      Hi Jeff, That's fine.

      September 21, 2013

  • Susan M.

    See you all soon - glad I could finish work early..

    September 21, 2013

  • Susan M.

    I'm sorry for the late change - especially since I'm missed the group and was looking forward to coming. I've been called into work and won't be back in time to meet you. Have a great time -

    September 21, 2013

    • Susan M.

      Can make it afterall - see you soon!

      September 21, 2013

  • Susan M.

    I'm looking forward to this one!! - thanks for letting me join again

    September 21, 2013

  • Susan M.

    got back early from work - hope I can still attend!! Susan

    September 21, 2013

  • Theresa

    I'm very sorry, I won't be able to make it today. A family emergency has come up.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was +1 but now it will just be me, so that opens up a seat.

    September 18, 2013

  • sheila p.

    Thanks so much. Now I can't make it. A friend of mine who had a reservation and who I was planning on going with has to babysit.

    September 18, 2013

  • Tami

    So disappointed. Not able to make it.

    September 17, 2013

    • Jeff

      Sorry to hear that. Will take you off list. Jeff

      September 18, 2013

  • Liza N.

    I will be there at the Esquire 9/21 at 2:15. Liza

    September 18, 2013

  • Barbara C.

    Sorry to miss the group but have obligations for Sat. during the day. Looking forward to the next movie. Thanks, Jeff

    September 18, 2013

  • sheila p.

    Hi Jeff, I'd still like a space. Has anything opened up for me yet? Sheila

    September 18, 2013

  • Jeff

    For those who can't make the 2:30 time this Saturday, please change your RSVP. Thanks

    September 18, 2013

  • Nelia G.

    I'M GOOD TO GO...

    September 17, 2013

  • Sheryl N.

    I'll be doing trail work during the day on the 21st and will not be able to shower and get there by the rescheduled time :(

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Misha

    Can't make the new time. Just opened one slot for somebody else.

    September 17, 2013

  • Robyn P.

    Need 2 seats if anyone doesn't/can't come!

    September 7, 2013

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