Afire (2023)

A writer whose 2nd novel stinks retreats with a friend to a seaside cabin to revise it where they become involved with a girl already there.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)

J.D. Salinger’s story begins in 1939 J.D. Salinger & his mentoring by Whit Burnett through his WW 2 trauma & his novel Catcher in the Rye leading to fame, but fame brings problems leading him to become a recluse.

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Nocturnal animal is what Edward calls his crime novel he has sent Susan, who had betrayed him 19 years earlier, & its characters resemble the 2 of them, she comes to realize–the title is what he used to call her due to her insomnia.


Through interviews with writers and those who knew Salinger, this film explores the life of America’s most reclusive writer. His novel Catcher in the Rye made him both famous and publicity shy.