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Coming Through The Rye screens Sunday, Nov. 6 at 12:30pm at The Tivoli Theater as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here.
Inspired by events from the filmmaker’s own life, Coming Through The Rye is the poignant and funny story of 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff), who in 1969 has landed at an all-boys boarding school for all the wrong reasons. Ostracized by nearly everyone, he clings to the unshakable belief that he will someday play Holden Caulfield — the main character in “The Catcher in the Rye — on Broadway and in the movies. Jamie adapts the novel into a play to put on at school, but after a series of increasingly hostile incidents with students, he runs away with a quirky townie, DeeDee (Stefania Owen), to find the book’s author, J.D. Salinger (Chris Cooper). On their odyssey to find the reclusive writer, »
- Movie Geeks
The ongoing debate over whether J.D. Salinger should have sold the stage and screen rights to “The Catcher In The Rye,” one of the most influential books of all time, has been argued for years, sometimes reaching Hume proportions of whether or not God exists. Some believe that Salinger simply lacked the imagination to know where the future of film might have taken his very “novelistic” novel, as movie-making has evolved and tested the boundaries of visually portraying one’s thoughts.
- Lora Grillo
Chances are that many adolescents who read J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” end up identifying with the novel’s wayward and angst-ridden protagonist, Holden Caulfield. They feel his cynicism about life, his fear of becoming an adult and his anger about hypocrites, whom he dubs “phonies.” It’s as if the story is about them. In writer-director James Steven Sadwith’s first theatrical feature, the 1969-set “Coming Through the Rye,” Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”) is one such “Catcher” devotee. He’s so enamored by the book, in fact, that he’s »
- Tricia Olszewski
Emmy-winning director James Steven Sadwith makes his feature-directing debut with a story close to his heart. Coming Through the Rye fictionalizes his experiences as a 1969 boarding-school teen and his adventure finding reclusive author J.D. Salinger. We assume liberties were taken, considering the opening caption loquaciously elongates the usual “inspired by” to “a lot of this is inspired by real events if you want to know the truth,” but that’s okay — this sort of chatty flourish aligns perfectly with the character created as his stand-in. Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) is nothing if not borderline obnoxious in this way. (Think an endearing Max Fischer from Rushmore.) Nerves obviously pull his string while fear and guilt refuse to let it retract — the reasons why coming soon enough.
Incessantly picked on by Crampton jocks, Jamie finds solace in the form of drama. It’s this subject that he’s focusing his senior thesis »
- Jared Mobarak
Bleiberg will introduce Coming Through The Rye at Mipcom and Afm.
Eammon Films will distribute theatrically in the Us on October 14, with Samuel Goldwyn Films handling ancillary rights.
The film is set in 1969 as a misfit boarding school student sets off to find author Jd Salinger and embarks on an odyssey of sexual awakening and meaning. Cooper plays Salinger (pictured).
Cooper won the Oscar for Adaptation and his »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
63-year-old James Steven Sadwith makes his feature directorial debut with Coming Through the Rye. Up until this point in his career, Sadwith has mostly worked in television. He directed Sinatra and the Jonathan Rhys Meyers-led Elvis, and he also created the crime anthology series Gun. Sadwith’s first movie for the big screen is based on a chapter of his life, when he, […]
- Jack Giroux
The first trailer for Coming Through the Rye has been released, following a boy (Alex Wolff) in 1969 whose only ambition is to adapt the elusive author J.D. Salinger‘s (Chris Cooper) The Catcher in the Rye. To do so, he has to travel cross country to get permission from the scribe himself. Along the way he runs into a girl, and the pair’s trip changes from a search for answers to an exploration of love, sexual awakening, and loss. You know, coming of age stuff.
Directed and co-penned by James Steven Sadwith, and apparently based on a true story, the trailer attempts to strike a balance between youthful romance and the crushing realities of aging and disappointments. What remains to be seen is if the film can find its own unique tone to create something poignant. See the trailer, along with a poster below, for the film that also »
- Mike Mazzanti
Based on the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker’s own true story, 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff) wants desperately to be a worldly adolescent. Unhappy at his all-boys boarding school, his life raft is the belief that he will someday play Holden Caulfield—the complex and alienated main character from the iconic novel The Catcher in the Rye—on Broadway and in the movies. He adapts the novel as a play and runs away to the mountains of New Hampshire to search for the book’s reclusive author, Jd Salinger (Academy Award winner Chris Cooper). Along the way he is picked up by a local girl, DeeDee Gorlin (Stefania Owen). Their odyssey and the events that follow are a journey into the meanings of friendship, »
- Amie Cranswick
"Why are you doing this?" "I like an adventure." Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted a trailer for an indie drama titled Coming Through the Rye, which is yet another story about one person's fascinating with Jd Salinger's seminal novel "The Catcher in the Rye". The film tells the "filmmaker's own true story" about a 16-year-old boy who adapts the book into a play then runs away from his boarding school to go looking for author Jd Salinger in the New Hampshire mountains. It reminds me a bit of Searching for Bobby Fischer, a similar story about a boy searching for a long, lost reclusive individual. Alex Wolff stars, and he meets Stefania Owen along the way. Chris Cooper plays Salinger and the cast includes Adrian Pasdar and Amy Parrish. This seems like it might have something to offer fans of Salinger and his work. Have a look. Here's the trailer »
- Alex Billington
J.D. Salinger’s coming of age tale The Catcher in the Rye has long appealed to a certain swath of adolescents who see themselves in Holden Caulfield. In James Sadwith’s new film Coming Through the Rye, one such adolescent gets a shot at meeting his idol, as he travels in search of the reclusive author to get the rights to the novel.
Coming Through the Rye centers on Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff), a sixteen year old outcast in a boarding school who deeply identifies with the protagonist of Salinger’s novel. He wants to adapt the story into a play for his school, but is told he needs to get the rights from Salinger (Chris Cooper). So he leaves on a cross-country journey to find the notoriously reclusive writer and obtain his approval for the play – which, as this latest trailer shows us, Salinger is reluctant to give.
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
“I felt like I was reading about someone who understand me. Not Huck Finn, not Tom Sawyer, but Holden Caulfield,” says Alex Wolff’s character Jamie Schwartz in the new trailer for “Coming Through the Rye.”
Written and directed by James Sadwith, who based the film on his own real life experience with J.D. Salinger, the drama is set in 1969 and follows the 16-year-old outcast who finds solace in “The Catcher In The Rye” and deeply identifies with its protagonist. He decides to adapt the book into a play but before moving forward seeks the approval of the author himself, who is portrayed by Chris Cooper.
The film made its debut last year at the Austin Film Festival and was recently picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Eammon Films, who will »
- Liz Calvario
Eammon Films will handle the theatrical release, which launches Oct. 14 in more than 20 markets. Samuel Goldwyn Films will distribute across all ancillaries.
The film is based on the true story of Sadwith’s journey as a high school boy looking to meet the reclusive Salinger.
Set in 1969, Wolff portrays a 16-year-old outcast at his new boarding school who finds solace in Salinger’s “The Catcher In The Rye” and decides to adapt the novel into a play but not before seeking approval from Salinger himself. He runs away with a local girl, played by Stefania Owen, to search for the author.
- Dave McNary
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Eammon Films have partnered to release coming-of-age title Coming Through the Rye, directed by James Sadwith. Story is based on Sadwith’s personal journey as a high schooler looking to meet the reclusive and acclaimed The Catcher in the Rye author Jd Salinger. Alex Wolff (Patriot's Day), Stefania Owen (All We Had) and Chris Cooper star in the film, which is set in 1969 and sees 16 year-old Jamie, an outcast in his new boarding school, find solace… »
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Eammon Films have teamed to distribute writer-director James Sadwith’s indie “Coming Through The Rye,” a coming-of-age film based on his own experience as a high schooler looking to meet the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. The film, set in 1969, stars Alex Wolff (“Patriots Day”), Stefania Owen (“All We Had”) and Oscar winner Chris Cooper. Eammon Films will handle the theatrical release, which begins rolling out on Oct. 14, while Samuel Goldwyn Films will distribute the film across all ancillaries. Also Read: Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan Indie Drama 'Two Lovers and a Bear' Goes to Fox and Netflix Wolff stars as. »
- Thom Geier
Top brass at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival announced on Thursday the 2016 Première Brazil selection, comprising 14 features and six documentaries.
The festival runs from October 6-16. Click here for the line-up.
Damien Chazelle’s awards season contender La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone has been selected as the centrepiece screening at the Middelburg Film Festival in Virginia on October 22. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will take part in a keynote conversation. The festival runs from October 20-23.Samuel Goldwyn Films and Eammon Films are partnering to distribute James Sadwith’s Coming Through The Rye, a coming-of-age film about the filmmaker’s childhood efforts to meet »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Set in 1969, “Coming Through The Rye” follows 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff), an outcast at his new boarding school, and an acolyte of author J.D. Salinger. Schwartz finds comfort and solace in Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye,” and deeply identifies with protagonist Holden Caulfield. Believing he’s destined to play the character, Schwartz adapts the novel into a play, but wishes to seek Salinger’s approval before staging it. He runs away from his school and picks up Deedee Gorlin (Stefania Owen), a quirky townie, to help him search for the reclusive author, played by Oscar-winner Chris Cooper. Along the way, Schwartz comes of age, and begins a journey of first love, sexual awakening, and discovering the meaning and purpose of one’s own life. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below, ahead of the 65th anniversary of “The Catcher in the Rye” on July 16th.
- Vikram Murthi
Joachim Trier’s “Louder Than Bombs,” which played at Cannes in May, will open the 19th Sonoma International Film Festival, taking place March 30-April 3 in the wine country destination in Northern California. The film, the Norwegian helmer’s first English-language feature, about the residual effect of a war photographer’s death on her family, stars Amy Ryan, Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert.
The fest closes with “The Sense of Wonder,” a romantic comedy directed by French director Éric Besnard that originally surfaced at Toronto.
The festival, which bills itself as “the best in film, food, wine and spirits” is presenting more than 100 films shown at six venues within walking distance of Sonoma’s central plaza, and will host nearly 200 filmmakers from around the world. Competitive categories include American indies, documentary features and narrative and documentary shorts. There will also be offerings that fall under such rubrics as food & wine, »
- Steve Chagollan
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