A guest post by Jeff Feuerzeig, director of the very marvelous documentary films The Devil and Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King, about Piano Van his new Super 8mm music video project with musician and author Chris Stroffolino. FEBRUARY 2013, LOS ANGELES: It’s 5pm on a lazy Sunday afternoon and… Read the full article
LA Times Sundance 2016: ‘Author: The JT Leroy Story’ turns a forgotten controversy into a thrilling exploration
For many people, the JT Leroy scandal of a decade ago was a passing headline, a story that had lasting resonance to a few publishing insiders at best.READ MORE
Stories in black and white. Leading up to Pride Parades in Toronto and San Francisco, agency Entrinsic and Pride Toronto launched a series of films directed by Jeff Feuerzeig of ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’ fame that highlights members of Toronto’s LGBT community. Shot in beautiful black and white, the films focus on a variety… Read the full article
Pride Toronto and Google+ have teamed up with renowned documentary maker Jeff Feurzeig (the Devil and Daniel Johnston) to create a series of documentaries for this year’s Pride Week. Together: Stories by Pride & Google+ profiles a diverse cross-section of Toronto’s LGBT community. Everyone from Hugh & Gerald, a couple who marched in Toronto’s first… Read the full article
The story of what many have labeled the first literary hoax of the 21st century is getting the documentary treatment. A&E IndieFilms and Brett Ratner’s RatPac Documentary Films are teaming up with youth media company Vice to produce a documentary telling the story of author Laura Albert and her infamous persona JT LeRoy. Jeff Feuerzeig,… Read the full article
Remember when mysterious novelist, abuse survivor and rentboy JT Leroy was the It author of the moment, befriended by rock stars and the literary elite? And then do you remember when the whole thing was exposed as a grand hoax? Filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig — whose The Devil and Daniel Johnston is an extraordinary rock doc — sifts through the strange tale of how Laura Albert invented an imaginary alter ego and then watched her creation eclipse her several times over. DF
If you followed pop culture in the late ‘90s, the name JT LeRoy was inescapable and in many ways inscrutable. Thought to be a 15 year-old, drug-abusing transgender prostitute from rural West Virginia, LeRoy’s byline began to appear in magazines. Soon, two novels, Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things , were published to great acclaim and even greater fanfare.