Release Date: September 9th, 2016
R |1 hr 50 minPlot Summary
Author Laura Albert writes novels under the literary persona JT LeRoy and creates a tragic back story of his life.
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
Production Co: Vice
Author is a particular kind of documentary: a first-person account of the creation of a myth by its creator. As such, it poses all sorts of questions about the intersection of art, celebrity and psychological disturbance in our media culture, but it also gives us Laura Albert as a shape-shifting artist of astonishing talent, resourcefulness and originality. show more
Although it’s clear that her dauntingly complex personality contributes to her abilities as a superior storyteller, Feuerzeig and Albert now ask us to believe a proven unreliable narrator’s account of her own life, which largely lacks corroboration. show more
Feuerzeig lets us put together the puzzle pieces of Albert’s story. The film’s final five minutes — a punch to the heart — make it all clear. show more