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Albert Maysles

DocNYC Must See: Marc Levin's HBO film,"Class Divide"

Sally Fay | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

Prolific filmmaker, Marc Levin, has been trying for some time to alert you to the changes that are taking place in New York City and its environs, and...

WATCH: Fashion Icon IRIS APFEL On the Creative Process of Dressing Up

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.11.2016 | Style
Zorianna Kit

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Apfel and we chatted about the challenges of staying unique in the fashion world, the creative process of dressing up and the secret to her marriage to husband Carl Apfel, whom she married in 1948 and who celebrated his 100th birthday in the film.

Iris Premieres at the Paris Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Orange would not be the new black for Iris Apfel, who wore that color in fur for the movie premiere of Iris last week at the Paris Theater: the brighter the better, it was practically neon, and contrasted with saucer-sized turquoise beads.

Sarasota Film Festival: A Juror's Journal

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As film festivals go, Sarasota Film Festival is hard to beat, for films, parties, and people.

CELEBRATING Life: Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up, April 2015

Jill Lynne | Posted 04.16.2015 | Arts
Jill Lynne

How wondrous to once again feel Nature's warmth enveloping us, to bask in the great golden sun, to rejoice in the sweet sounds of returning bird-calls, to view our world blossoming forth...

My Friendship and Journey With Albert Maysles

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

My friend, my supporter, my colleague -- whom I shared so many deeply personal stories with, as he shared stories of his life with me -- was leaving this world. I would no longer be able to call him, to see him or speak with him.

Thank You, Albert Maysles

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Sandi Bachom

There will be volumes, written about Albert's contribution to the paradigm shift, which took place in American cinema, when he freed the camera from its tripod. When he and his brother David, courageously, told the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.

Albert Maysles, RIP

Michael Winship | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Michael Winship

A word about documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died last week. I didn't know him well, but well enough to call him Al. We had not seen one another very often in the past few years, yet decades ago, he played a crucial role in my transition to independence and adulthood.

(VIDEO) Pioneering Documentarian Albert Maysles, Dead at 88, Explains Filmmaking as Observer

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

The celebrated documentarian Albert Maysles, died on Thursday, the New York Times reported in this obituary. In this  2008 interview with Beet.TV in...

RIP Albert Maysles, Pioneer Documentarian Dead at 88

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a boom time for Albert Maysles: his iconic Grey Gardens (1975) in a restored print is screening at Film Forum, and available from Criterion. A new documentary, Iris, about style legend Iris Apfel, a hit at the 2014 New York Film Festival will be released in late April.

Gimme Some Truth: Remembering Albert Maysles

Alex Simon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In November of 1987, I gave birth in the plains of Nepal. Soon after, members of the Brahman (high caste) family I'd married into began literacy classes for women. My teacher husband trained two young woman as facilitators.

Albert Maysles, Grey Gardens Documentarian, Dies At 88: Gothamist

gothamist.com | Jen Carlson in Arts & Entertainment | Posted 03.06.2015 | Arts

Emmy Award-winning documentarian Albert Maysles died last night at the age of 88 at his home in Manhattan. Maysles is probably best known for Grey Gar...

See The Restored 'Grey Gardens' Before Anything Else In Theaters

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment

We've encountered that time of the year when Oscar fare has been replaced by the tripe that floods multiplexes every February and March. If you're for...

Albert Maysles: Gimme Some Truth

Alex Simon | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries helped launch the 'Direct Cinema' movement.

Afternoon of a Faun: A Life of Dancer Tanaquil LeClercq

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Tanaquil LeClercq was a lithe, angular beauty, a dancer who graced ballet until polio struck, paralyzing her and ending her career at age 27. Nursing ...

Thirteen Years in the Making: Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster Talk About Their Film American Promise

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

One of the enduring hopes of the digital age is that technology can break down the barriers between peoples and races. A film thirteen years in the making, American Promise follows two African-American boys from first grade through high-school, showing the challenges and opportunities young black men face in today's education system.

Robert Reich Stands Tall: Inequality for All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers home without pay, Goog...

J.D. Salinger: The Ultimate Celebrity

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The biggest revelation in the new documentary Salinger is that The Catcher in the Rye author was not a recluse. Rather fame averse and a champion of i...

Blue Jasmine, and Sixteen Other Top Films About Losing Your Mind

John Farr | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For the most part, I've avoided the psycho killer sub-genre as that would merit its own piece. Instead, I've focused on films that betray mental illness in somewhat subtler, but no less striking, ways.

Bette Midler Hosts a Lunch for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated documentary Twenty Fee...

Blackfish: Rooting for Killer Whales and Killer Kids in Lost for Life

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's not likely you'll want to take your kids to SeaWorld after seeing Blackfish, a riveting documentary expose starring former trainers of orca whale...

Garrison Keillor Tells Us The Difference Between Plumbing And Storytelling

Posted 05.15.2013 | Books

“Is the art of storytelling dead?” Garrison Keillor, the host for the 2013 Moth Ball in New York, said he was once asked this question by a fan...

Some More Books: Part 1

James Franco | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

John Gregory Dunne's The Studio is the result of diligent observation he conducted after receiving permission to access any area of Twentieth Century Fox's wide production net in 1968. As with documentary films, here the subject matter does half the work.

Albert Maysles Rocks Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At 85, legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles still has "IT." This week to commemorate The Rolling Stones' fiftieth anniversary, he was on han...

PHOTOS: Complex's Guide to Artistic Nepotism

Joy Yoon | Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts
Joy Yoon

Hollywood is notorious for its nepotistic tendencies and keeping it all in the family (example: Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) there are a few other humdingers out there that will make you go hmm...