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Coming Through the Rye


With director Jim Sadwith and actors Chris Cooper, Alex Wolff, and Stefania Owen in person

Dir. James Steven Sadwith. 2016, 97 mins. DCP courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films. With Adrian Pasdar, Chris Cooper, Alex Wolff, Stefania Owen. Coming Through the Rye, set in 1969, is a charming coming-of-age story about a lonely teenager who believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye, and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at his school, Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky young woman from his town. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love, and of the meaning of one’s life. “We’ve seen other films about fans setting out to meet a famous idol—a reclusive singer or movie star or writer, for example. But few of these movies have the charm of Coming Through the Rye…It will definitely find an appreciative audience” (The Hollywood Reporter).

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