Toronto: Festival Books First-Night Screening For J.D. Salinger Documentary

J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger
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TORONTO -- Telluride's buzzy launch for Shane Salerno’s Salinger has earned the documentary an opening-night slot at the Toronto Film Festival.

The movie about best-selling Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger, distributed by The Weinstein Co., will receive a "special screening" on Thursday, September 5 at 8 p.m. at the Scotiabank Theater.

That will come before the film's theatrical release on Friday, September 6.

FILM REVIEW: Salinger

Tickets for the Toronto sneak preview started going on sale Wednesday afternoon.

Salerno's documentary tells the story of Salinger's life through interviews with friends, lovers, historians, journalists and publishing-industry insiders

The 38th Toronto Film Festival will run from Sept. 5-15.

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