Albert Maysles: The Godfather of Documentary Cinema
Maysles is considered the dean of documentary filmmaking. Along with his brother David, he pioneered the craft of making nonfiction feature films, including The Beatles in the USA, Meet Marlon Brando, The Gates, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens and three documentaries for HBO. Nominated for an Academy Award, the recipient of a Peabody, an Emmy and numerous other awards, Maysles will share his life’s work and stories from the front lines of filmmaking.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on July 28, 2009