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    'Salinger' Telluride Press Conference (VIDEO)

    Shane Salerno's controversial two-hour "Salinger" documentary, which hits theaters September 6 via the Weinstein Company, debuted at the Telluride Film festival with a surprise Labor Day screening this week--to mixed reviews. The Weinsteins have also added the doc to the Toronto International Film F...

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    Watch: New Clips And Trailer For Last-Minute TIFF Entry 'Salinger'

    Even The Weinstein Company, charged with marketing Shane Salerno's nine-years-in-the-making documentary “Salinger,” wasn't able to suppress before release the film's biggest secret—that legendary author J.D. Salinger had five unreleased novels finished before his death, novels that his estate to are...

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    This Weekend: Hannah Fidell's Must-See 'A Teacher,' Plus 'Salinger' Doc, Lynn Shelton's 'Touchy Feely' and More

    Very few new-release films are sitting positively with critics this weekend. But -- Tomatometer be damned -- Hannah Fidell's indie "A Teacher" is nonetheless a must-see, anchored by a startlingly complex performance from Lindsay Burdge as a high school teacher whose illicit affair with one of her st...

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    10 Films To See In September

    We’ve entered September, the point where the films aren’t bombastic enough for summer (but not outright crap reserved for August), and don’t have the longevity or clout to be remembered come Oscar time. Ten movies made the cut, along with a swath of honorable mentions, so September might be a good t...

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    The 10 Indie Films You Must See This September

    September is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers (even for those not heading to Toronto this week), with dozens of films on Indiewire's September calendar.

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    Telluride Review: Shane Salerno's 'Salinger' Documentary Makes For A Compelling Mystery Yarn

    Making a documentary about the 20th (and 21st) century’s most notorious recluse is rife with both hazards and rewards for filmmaker Shane Salerno, whose “Salinger” has to make do without a single video or audio clip of its titular subject — not because of rights restrictions, but because they appare...

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    Telluride Review: 'Salinger' Documentary and Joyce Maynard Reaction (TRAILER)

    The doc, which took Salerno ten years, is a thorough portrait of the enigmatic, reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye," taking us through his prep school days and early short-story writing--his goal to be published in The New Yorker had to wait until after World War II. He landed in France on ...

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    Listen: Margaret Salinger Confirms J.D. Salinger Has New Material Ready To Be Published

    There has been a bit of buzz around the internet about a few as-of-yet unpublished J.D. Salinger manuscripts. Rumor has it that the reclusive author had at least five to-be books finished before his death and plans for them to be published after his passing, starting in 2015 (or by 2020). With a tim...

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    Does Hyped 'Salinger' Documentary Promote New Book Release or Vice Versa? (TRAILER)

    Shane Salerno's "Salinger" documentary hits theaters September 6, via the Weinstein Company, while the new book upon which its based, also titled "Salinger" (co-authored by director Salerno and David Shields), becomes available September 3. Clearly this is a case of savvy cross-promotion. (Watch the...

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    Is This The Weinstein Secret? 'Salinger' Biography Says More Books To Be Published, TWC Makes Preview Audiences Sign NDAs & More

    Aside from netting screenplay duties on Hollywood efforts like “Savages” and James Cameron's “Avatar" sequels, Shane Salerno has traveled the world for the past nine years, intent on creating the most revealing documentary on one secretive icon: J.D. Salinger. Featuring never-before-seen "footage, p...

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