Opening in theaters today, director Jeff Feuerzeig’s latest documentary, Author: The JT LeRoy Story, delves into the scandal surrounding the titular literary wunderkind, whose transgressive, purportedly autobiographical fiction won acclaim in the late nineties before being revealed as the work of a mysterious woman named Laura Albert. Just before the film’s premiere at BAMcinemaFest this past June, Albert and Feuerzeig stopped by Criterion for lunch and a visit to our film closet. In the above video, the pair discuss an eclectic selection of favorite titles, ranging from On the Waterfront to The Rose.
Jacqueline Novak and John Early’s Closet Picks
Shortly before the critically acclaimed success of their off-Broadway show Get on Your Knees, the two comedians stopped by for a few good laughs in our closet.
Euzhan Palcy’s Closet Picks
The trailblazing director of A Dry White Season reminisces about her childhood love of Hitchcock, the kindness that François Truffaut showed her, and a Brazilian classic that changed her life.