Reclusive. Subversive. Mysterious. Enigmatic. Cult author JD Salinger is one of the towering figures of 20th century literature and his controversial novel 'Catcher in the Rye' is perhaps the most infamous book of the era. Now for the first time, delve into the hidden world of Salinger, where truth is stranger than fiction and the man behind Holden Caulfield, is the greatest work of imagination there is.
This celebrated documentary features frank and honest interviews with 150 of Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before; as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk intimately about Salinger's influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture.
Mesmerising and revelatory, this is the first work to get beyond the author's meticulously built up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.