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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.

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.

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We've encountered that time of the year when Oscar fare has been replaced by the tripe that floods multiplexes every February and March.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

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.

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...

Free Flick Fridays: Grey Gardens

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Put on your best costume for the day and watch the classic Maysles brothers documentary on Jackie O's relatives, Big Edie and Little Edie Beale. Grey...