The world of legendary writer J.D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time. Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, this biopic follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O’Neill (Zoey Deutch, Everybody Wants Some!!), and fights on the front lines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. Costarring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) and Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson (FX’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Rebel in the Rye offers a tantalizing window into the life and times of a little-understood genius who broke the rules and redefined American literature.
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Rebel in the Rye
Rebel in the Rye
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Q&A filmmaker Danny Strong with JBFC Board President Janet Maslin
Tuesday, Sep. 5 2017, 7:30
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Danny Strong is the co-creator and executive producer of Fox's Golden Globe-winning drama Empire, of which he has written and directed numerous episodes. He wrote the screenplay for Lee Daniels’ The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, as well as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part I and II), and HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning films Game Change and Recount. Strong is also an actor with extensive credits in film and television, including Mad Men, Girls, Billions, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, and Justified. On stage, he has appeared in over 50 plays and musicals in regional and LA theaters. Strong currently resides in New York City.