Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Berlin Film Society & Berliner Union Film
present

Author: The JT LeRoy Story
★ Berlin Premiere ★
-Open Air Cinema-

‘Laura Albert, the real author behind fabricated sensation JT LeRoy, tells her side of the story in this endlessly riveting documentary” ★★★★ – The Guardian

Join us August 11 to learn more about the unraveling of the biggest scandals in publishing when author Laura Albert kept the completely made up avatar JT LeRoy alive for decades. The jaw-dropping film, directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, has cameos from Courtney Love, Winona Ryder and other 90s icons.

★ ABOUT THE FILM ★
‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’ takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how author Laura Albert—like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids—breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. Albert’s epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. As she recounts this astonishing odyssey, Albert also reveals the intricate web spun by irrepressible creative forces within her. Her extended and layered JT LeRoy performance still infuriates many; but for Albert, channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression.

★ ABOUT BERLINER UNION FILM ★
Overlooking Berlin’s famous Tempelhof airport, the Berliner Union Film campus is an iconic production site with a rich history. The campus buildings were originally built in 1912 and for the past 100 years have played a role in creating movie and television productions.

Now the Berliner Union Film Campus opens its doors for the first time to collaborate with the Berlin Film Society to create a unique Open Air Summer Film Series.

Friday 11 August
Doors Open: 20:00
Films Start: 21:15

€13 // €11 students
(includes booking fee + welcome treats and one drink)
Adults only
Book ticket online via Eventbrite here

LOCATION: 
Berliner Union Film
Oberlandstraße 26-35
12099 Berlin

★ WITH THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS ★
Berliner Union Film
Pilsner Urquell
Wildcorn
natsu Foods

Join us August 11 to learn more about the unraveling of the biggest scandals in publishing when author Laura Albert kept the completely made up avatar JT LeRoy alive for decades.