PELHAM, N.Y. -- An advance screening of the new movie, "Coming Through the Rye," and conversation with actor Alex Wolff is set for Thursday, Oct. 13 at The Picture House Regional Film Center in Pelham.
The actor will be on-hand for a discussion and Q&A with the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker James Sadwith after the film.
Marshall Fine, the Picture House critic-in-residence, will moderate the discussion. The movie opens nationwide Friday, Oct. 14.
Set in 1969, "Coming Through the Rye" is a touching coming-of-age story of sensitive, 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Patriots Day), who is not the most popular kid at his all-boys boarding school.
Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of "The Catcher in the Rye" and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school, Jamie runs away to search for writer J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one’s life.
Filmmaker James Sadwith’s TV movies, miniseries, and drama series have won or been nominated for more than 35 Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. He has been twice nominated for Emmys and won the Emmy for Best Direction for the miniseries Sinatra.
Wolff, 18 is an award-winning actor, musician, singer and composer. He is best known for roles in the TV series, "The Naked Brothers Band" and movies, such as "The Sitter" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2."
Tickets to the special advance screening are $15/general admission, $12/students, seniors and members and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.
The film is at 7:30 p.m.