|8:30PM||Live Music by Tiny Hazard|
|10:30PM||Q&A with Laura Albert and filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig|
|11:00PM||After Party Sponsored by Stella Artois|
In the event of rain, show will go on indoors at the same location.
Seating is first come, first served.
No outside alcohol is permitted.
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St
Outed as “it” boy JT Leroy, Laura Albert, a former punk rocker and new mom tells her story.
Author: The JT Leroy Story (Jeff Feuerzeig | USA | 110 min.)
New York magazine sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about his sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was dreamed up by 40-year-old former punk rocker and phone sex operator, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura—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 sensation. As she recounts this astonishing odyssey, Albert also reveals the intricate web spun by irrepressible creative forces within her. Her extended and layered performance still infuriates many; but for Albert, channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression.
Presented in Partnership with: Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures
Tiny Hazard is an avant-popular band from Brooklyn, New York. Combining strategic dissonance of early 20th Century American composition and with the courage of balladeers like Bjork and Cocteau Twins, the music of Tiny Hazard is jarring and magical.
“My oh my, Tiny Hazard is full of surprises. Swaying from saltine-thin bedroom pop to sludge to experimental synth to passionate piano meditations — sometimes within the span of a single song. Unafraid to utilize silence, whispers, softness, and what might otherwise be thought of as “sweet” sounds to convey a feeling that’s the opposite of weak, sometimes teetering on the brink of madness. Weird, weird stuff.”
—Nicole Disser, Bedford + Bowery
“The band’s overt passion and delicious incorporation of small minutia overloads their music with so many of those “oh, fuck!” moments that are instantly recognizable when you hear something so raw, so unique, so true, and so rare.”
— Adam Ouriel, Pretext Social Club
"Singer Alena Spanger delivers a bewitching vocal that's slyly-sweet like Regina Spektor-meets-Fiona Apple, and ragey raw the next."
—Kim Taylor Bennet, Noisey
“These are places - environments that have been lived in - loved in, deeply and sincerely. In short, the work is unapologetically human.”
—Ryan C. Miller