Tag: Albert Maysles

Grey Gardens Documentary

How Questions of Exploitation Stain the Triumph of ‘Grey Gardens’

“The utter sadness of Little and Big Edie’s story is why ‘Grey Gardens’ is so moving — direct cinema allowed this story to be explored with a level of intimacy previously unavailable.”

Gimme Shelter Essay - 1970 Documentary Film

A Storm Is Threat’ning: Perspectives on The Rolling Stones and ‘Gimme Shelter’

“Whether they intended to or not, the ‘Gimme Shelter’ filmmakers had tapped into and exposed a diabolical soul and a deep-seated hostility. The sun that had fleetingly shone so brightly was starting to set.”

Murray Lerner’s ‘Festival’: A Prototype for the Music Documentary

“‘Festival’ challenges our preconceptions about the past – in this case, that of folk music and of music documentaries themselves.”

Review: Albert Maysles’ ‘In Transit’

“‘In Transit’ attests to the possibility of human connection and serves as a reminder to the insights Albert Maysles has given us over the last 50 years.”

Jordan Brooks’ Top 10 Feature Films and Top 5 Documentaries of 2015

Jordan Brooks (@viewtoaqueue) is an increasingly-snobby cinefile based out of London, England. As a contributor to several online publications, including his own blog, he has succeeded in fulfilling his life long dream of imposing strong opinions on others.