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.
Cristian Mungiu’s Closet Picks
The director of Graduation and Beyond the Hills shares personal stories of growing up as a movie lover in Romania and picks up a few of his favorite films.
Tavi Gevinson’s Closet Picks
While browsing our collection, the editor, actor, and fashion maven shared some stories of movie love, including one about how Broadcast News played a part in her college applications.
Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Closet Picks
Longtime friends and collaborators Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman stopped by the office to contribute to our new edition of Baal—and have some fun in the closet.
Lee Unkrich’s Closet Picks
During his visit to our closet, the Oscar-winning director of Toy Story 3 chatted with us about his nerve-wracking first encounter with Jane Campion and the lessons he learned about editing from All That Jazz.