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.
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.
That One Time Five Comics Raided Our Closet
Things got a little hectic (and hilarious) when New York comedians Jaboukie Young-White, Lorelei Ramirez, Fumi Abe, Nore Davis, and Tomas Delgado visited the Criterion offices.
M.I.A. and Stephen Loveridge’s Closet Picks
The star and the director of Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. show love to politically charged films like Missing and Dheepan, and reminisce about the emotional balm they found in our Janus Films collector’s set.