Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Documentary Feature | 110 min
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Showings
Bow Tie Cinema-Theater 1Fri, Jun 10, 2016 10:15 AM
Followed by Q&A with Producer Marie Therese Guirgis.
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Bow Tie Cinema-Theater 1Sun, Jun 12, 2016 3:00 PM
Followed by Q&A with subject Laura Albert.
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Film Info
Release Year:2016
Run Time:110 min
Premiere Status:CT Premiere
Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeff Feuerzeig
Cast:Laura Albert
Bruce Benderson
Dennis Cooper
Panio Gianopoulos
Winona Ryder
Producer:Jim Czarnecki
Danny Gabai
Brett Ratner
Molly Thompson
Screenwriter:Jeff Feuerzeig
Cinematographer:Richard Henkels
Editing:Michelle M. Witten
Music:Walter Werzowa
Description
New York Magazine’s October 2005 issue sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about his sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was dreamed up by 40-year-old San Francisco punk rocker and phone sex operator, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert—like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids—breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade.