Opera House Cinema Series To Screen ‘Salinger’

FREDONIA – “Salinger,” the probing documentary on the reclusive author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

“Salinger” is a feature-length documentary written and directed by filmmaker and author Shane Salerno. Featuring film, photos and other material that has never been seen, as well as interviews with 150 subjects, including several colleagues and inner circle friends who have never spoken on record, “Salinger” is the first work to get beyond J.D. Salinger’s meticulously built-up wall and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.

In production and kept highly secret for five years, the film “takes the viewer inside J. D. Salinger’s private world and shines light on a man named Jerry who lived in the shadow of the myth of J. D. Salinger,” according to Salerno.

Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking, “Salinger” runs 120 minutes.

The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and Opera House members, and $5 for students the night of each screening. A book of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at fredopera.org. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891. The series continues with Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, on Oct. 26 and 29.