Albert Maysles, "Direct Cinema" Pioneer

Albert Maysles, "Direct Cinema" Pioneer

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave. Troy NY 12181

March 29, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a presentation on the life and work of Albert Maysles, a pioneer in the world of documentary filmmaking. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents! and the Arts Department of RPI; funded by NYSCA.

Maysles Films has been a leading force in non-fiction film since the 1960s. Albert Maysles, acknowledged by the New York Times in May 2002 as the dean of documentary filmmaking, was one of the early creators of direct cinema along with his brother, David Maysles. They were among the first to capture life as it unfolded before their camera – without scripts, sets, or narration.

"As a documentarian, I happily place my fate and faith in reality. It is my caretaker, the provider of subjects, themes, experiences – all endowed with the power of truth and the romance of discovery. And the closer I adhere to reality, the more honest and authentic my tales. After all, the knowledge of the real world is exactly what we need to better understand and therefore possibly to love one another. It’s my way of making the world a better place." - Albert Maysles

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