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.
Leslie Harris’s Closet Picks
With her groundbreaking debut film, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., now on the Criterion Channel, the director stopped by to talk about the movies that loom large in her personal canon.
John Sayles’s Closet Picks
During the production of our release of Matewan, the first Sayles film in the collection, the director paid us a visit and talked about some of his formative moviegoing experiences.