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Maysles Films

Works: 64 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 9,157 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Rock concert films  Drama  Cinéma vérité films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Art 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 920.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Maysles Films
Most widely held works by Maysles Films
The Rolling Stones gimme shelter by Rolling Stones( Visual )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the United States, including a performance at Madison Square Garden and a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California where violence broke out between fans and Hell's Angels who were providing security. Includes performances by Ike and Tina Turner, the Jefferson Airplane and the Flying Burrito Brothers. This special version also contains never-before-seen performances from the Madison Square Garden show, audio commentary by directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, excerpts from KSAN Radio's Altamont wrap-up, an Altamont stills gallery featuring the work of photographers Bill Owens and Beth Sunflower, original and re-release theatrical trailers, plus trailers for Maysles films Grey gardens and Salesman, filmographies for Maysles Films and Charlotte Zwerin, and a restoration demonstration
Grey Gardens by David Maysles( Visual )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Little Edie, once an aspiring actress in New York who left her career to care for her aging mother in their East Hampton home, and never left again. The aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis feed their cats and raccoons and rehash their pasts behind the walls of their decaying mansion, Grey Gardens
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman by Albert Maysles( Visual )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Baldwin was at once a major 20th-century American author, a civil rights activist, and a prophetic voice calling Americans, black and white both, to confront their shared racial tragedy. This film biography of Baldwin's life captures the passion of his beliefs with stirring excerpts from his novels and striking archival footage dating from the Harlem Renaissance through to the author's commentary on civil rights to his writing retreats in Istanbul and Europe. Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, and William Styron provide insight as the program skillfully links excerpts from Baldwin's major works to different historical stages in black/white dialogue
The Beales of Grey Gardens( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale live amid piles of trash and mounds of cats. The film becomes an instant cult classic. Fast forward to the present day: "Grey Gardens" has inspired a successful Broadway musical, an HBO film, and Albert, the surviving Maysles brother, has assembled the outtakes from their archives into this supplement to the original film
Iris by Albert Maysles( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. 'I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, eveything else follows.'"--Container
Five films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude by Albert Maysles( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The gates by Antonio Ferrara( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with an original attempt in 1979, this film documents the ambitions, planning, and ultimate achievement of Christo's project to install a series of cloth-hung gates in Central Park. The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude and they navigate through various meetings, arguments, facing an opposing host of city officials, private representatives, artists, and citizens. Over 20 years later the artists fulfill their hope of creating a shared artwork for the community, the camera capturing the ultimate result and public reactions
Running fence : Christo's project for Sonoma and Marin Counties ; State of California 1972-76 by Christo( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the artist, Christo, through the concept, building, and showing of his objet d'art; a 24 mile long, 18 foot high fence of white fabric stretched across the hills of California. The project was conceived as a work of art for Sonoma and Marin counties and took nearly four years to complete. Once finished and after a period of time, the fence was taken down and the materials were given to the people whose land the fence was built on
Christo's Valley curtain by Albert Maysles( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the construction of the Mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo
Letting go : a hospice journey by Susan Froemke( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how hospice can provide an opportunity to find comfort, companionship, and peace before death for terminally ill patients and their families. The program sheds light on the decision-making process of the doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers involved in the hospice
LaLee's kin : the legacy of cotton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This film] follows three generations of African Americans from Mississippi as they battle extreme poverty and illiteracy. Living in a trailer without running water or lights, matriarch LaLee Wallace watches her grandchildren struggle in school, paralleling the efforts of the West Tallahatchie School System to raise standards, attract qualified teachers, and find supplies, or risk takeover by the state. These intertwined stories are a sober exploration of the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in America's Mississippi Delta."--Container
Concert of wills : making the Getty Center( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the building of the Getty Center, one of the most ambitious cultural undertakings of the twentieth century
Adventure time by Albert Maysles( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of Christo's project to surround for two weeks several islands in Biscayne Bay in a pink plastic fabric. Includes footage of two other projects, the Pont Neuf and the Reichstag
Grey Gardens by Rebekah Maysles( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soundtrack to Grey Gardens: 1. You must always make a beautiful picture -- 2. The highest palate in America -- 3. Toujours L'Amor and Iris -- 4. Drove East Hampton crazy -- 5. Lois and the raccoons -- 6. Connais-tu le pays -- 7. Quite a pair -- 8. These lights of the Maysles -- 9. Posed for hours -- 10. That beach belongs to me -- 11. Jerry and Mother -- 12. The lavatory light -- 13. Tomorrow is a promissory note -- 14. God lives in Africa -- 15. Shroud your mind in cerise -- 16. A girl named Edith -- 17. Come dance with me -- 18. There will always be drama left here -- 19. Why did you make the film? -- 20. Watching Grey Gardens -- 21. After watching Grey Gardens
Under a coloured cap : Sean O'Casey, his life and work( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program paints an intimate and fascinating portrait of Sean O'Casey: a controversial playwright, a prolific memoirist, and one of the great figures of the Irish literary renaissance. The program profiles the renowned writer's life of hardship and triumph, idealism and disenchantment. Topics under discussion include O'Casey's grim formative years; his activities in various socialist movements and in the movements for Irish independence; his satiric and often violent tragicomedies The shadow of a gunman, Juno and the paycock, and The plough and the stars; and his later years in self-imposed exile in Britain
Christo in Paris : a film by David Maysles( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of his wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo wraps the Pont-Neuf in Paris
Muhammad and Larry( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the poetic lens of visionary filmmaker Albert Maysles, Muhammad and Larry explores the unique and poignant relationship between two great boxers and two remarkable men who were more than just competitors. They were once teacher and student, and remain close friends. Combines one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen archival footage with newly-produced reflective conversations with boxing experts, luminaries, and those who were at the fight. Maysles intimately documented both Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, from sparring matches to private moments at home, as they prepared for their upcoming fight in 1980. Muhammad and Larry takes a closer look at the connection that evolved, inside and out of the ring, between these two amazing athletes
Abortion, desperate choices by Susan Froemke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary showing pregnant women in difficult situations making decisions about abortion. Follows patients at an abortion clinic through the initial pregnancy testing, counseling, and the abortion itself. Includes the side taken by the pro-life movement and protest marches
Vladimir Horowitz : the last romantic by Vladimir Horowitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed April, 1985 in Horowitz's New York studio; includes a recital of works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Scriabin, and Moskowski
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Alternative Names
Albert & David Maysles

Albert and David Maysles American brothers documentary filmmaker duo

Albert and David Maysles regista statunitense

Albert et David Maysles réalisateur américain

Albert Maysles

Albert und David Maysles

Albert y David Maysles

Maysles Brothers.

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English (203)

French (4)

Five films about Christo & Jeanne-ClaudeConcert of wills : making the Getty CenterGrey Gardens