The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is pleased to announce the screening of Coming Through The Rye at the Brandon Town Hall on July 22 at 7pm.
Director James Sadwith of Woodstock, Vermont will attend the screening and participate in an on-stage Q&A with MNFF Producer Lloyd Komesar following the film.
Written and directed by Sadwith, Coming Through The Rye is inspired by the filmmaker’s own true story. Set in 1969, the film follows a 16 year old boy who is desperate to be a worldly adolescent. After stumbling through disastrous relationships at boarding school, and, accompanied by a local town girl, he travels the mountains of New Hampshire in search of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Coming Through The Rye screened at the 2nd Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in August 2016 and went on to gain national attention and glowing reviews from the Washington Post, RogerEbert.com and the New York Times. The film showcases strong performances from Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper and a turn by Alex Wolff who has since embarked on a remarkable, burgeoning career, including the leading role in this summer’s smash horror film Hereditary.
James Sadwith has been nominated for more than 35 Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television and film. His other credits include co-executive producer of the series Life Is Wild, and A Smile As Big As the Moon which debuted on ABC.
“We are delighted to share this fine film with the Brandon community and look forward to having Jim Sadwith here to meet audience members and talk about the film,” said MNFF Producer Lloyd Komesar. “The film was a gem at our 2016 Festival and is one we remain truly proud of supporting.” Tickets to “Coming Through The Rye” are $12 and can be purchased at the door, night of show.