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Author: The JT Leroy Story
September 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
Seating is always available in the front 3 rows for people who do not have tickets and pay at the door.
Screening WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 7:30 p.m.
2 days before it opens in New York and Los Angeles
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2016
Rated 95% on Rotten Tomatoes
On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. This stranger than fiction documentary takes us down an infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of deception on steroids.
“WILDLY ENTERTAINING. The movie this crazy, endlessly fascinating story deserves.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
“FOUR STARS. ENDLESSLY RIVETING. Albert is a hell of a storyteller.” – Nigel Smith, The Guardian
“A TIGHTLY WOVEN AND ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE YARN. A strange, existential and ultimately thrilling story of a woman donning identities with a degree of spy-novel ambition.” – Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
“A fascinating treatise on creative desire and fame, as compelling as anything the writer herself dreamed up.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Length: 1 hr. 50 min.