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Albert Maysles

Co-Founder, Maysles Films

Albert MayslesAlbert cofounded Maysles Films with his brother David in the 1960s. Together they pioneered the documentary film genre cinema verite, which captures reality spontaneously as it unfolds in front of the camera. Albert has made more than three dozen films featuring the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Truman Capote. Other films include Salesman and Grey Gardens, which became a Broadway show and fiction feature film decades later.

Albert speaks to Jessica about how he launched his documentary career, from scratch.

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