• 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.

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  • By benderoni
    September 10, 2016
    07:16 AM

    I can't believe he put KISS ME DEADLY back on the shelf!!!
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  • By Nightrider
    September 10, 2016
    01:38 PM

    Wow, what a train wreck...
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    • By Andrew Wells
      September 11, 2016
      02:40 AM

      You may want to see their film Author: The JT LeRoy Story and find out what that "train wreck" is about. It's some pretty interesting stuff.
  • By Michael Brakemeyer
    September 11, 2016
    09:48 AM

    Indeed...what a trainwreck! I notice how many cuts were made for this segment as opposed to others in the Closet pick! Hahaha!
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