The Maysles brothers’ movies

The Maysles brothers’ documentaries.

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The Maysles brothers’ documentaries.

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The Maysles brothers’ documentaries open unknown space of America. They perfectly supplement the Williams’ context.

  • Grey Gardens directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer 1976, 94 min

Two women: mother and daughter, related to the Kennedy family, live in a complete isolation from the world. Closed up in a seaside mansion go deeper and deeper in their own madness, melancholy and distress. Most of us would probably consider them batty. But after all America is not only the success and the chase for it. America also means great areas of exclusion and weirdness, so close to Tennessee Williams.

Lecture before the projection: Agnieszka Graff

  • Salesman directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, 1968, 91 min

A moving portrait of a door-to-door Bible salesman. The most eminent picture of the Maysles brothers, the authors of documentary portraits of such celebrities as Marlon Brando, Truman Capote or the Rolling Stones, a classic of the documentary current Direct Cinema.

Lecture before the projection: Agnieszka Graff

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