The Film Catalogue
JT

AFM 2018 Screening Schedule

ArcLight 3
Nov. 1 - 3:00 pm

AMC Santa Monica 2
Nov. 4 - 11:30 am

JT

Alternate Titles: JT Leroy

Drama, True Story | English | 108 minutes

Company

Fortitude International


Cast & Crew

Director

Justin Kelly

Producers

LBI Entertainment, Cassian Elwes, Thor Bradwell

Writer

Justin Kelly

Cast

Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess


Synopsis

Who is JT LeRoy? In January 2006, the New York Times revealed that the teenage boy who rocketed to fame after his books about his troubled youth captured the world’s attention was actually the creation of two women. JT LEROY is the true, inside story of the literary hoax of a generation; and an intimate look at two women leading a bizarre and intertwined double life for six years. LAURA ALBERT (Dern) is a thirty something author and musician who wrote and corresponded as JT. SAVANNAH KNOOP (Stewart) is a college student and Laura’s sister-in-law who plays the role of JT in public. Together with GEOFF (Sturgess), they invent JT’s persona and continue the deception past the point of no return. JT is embraced by celebrities, artists, fans, and critics while the women struggle to discover who they really are while pretending to be someone else.


Completion Year

2018


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