My New York Year (2021)
My New York Year follows Joanna (Margaret Qualley), young and full of ambition, as she moves to New York to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Hired as an assistant to literary agent Margaret (Sigourney Weaver), Joanna answers an endless pile of J. D. Salinger’s fan-mail under the guidance of a boss who completely rejects 90s modernity; typewriters and dictaphones reign in the plush, wood-panelled office. Fluctuating between her high-glamour work-life and a tiny Brooklyn-apartment, Joanna struggles to find her own writing voice at home, and make her voice heard at work. Adapted from Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, this satisfying coming-of-age tale is full of heart, as Joanna faces her moment of creative enlightenment.