The Gates (2007)

ANTONIO FERRERA, ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, MATTHEW PRINZING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Antonio Ferrara, Albert Maysles, Karola Ritter.  Produced by Antonio Ferrara, Maureen A. Ryan, Vladimir Yavachev.  Film Editing by Antonio Ferrara, Matthew Prinzing. Christo and Jeanne-Claude‘s completed projects always found their way to reality a long…

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Christo In Paris (1990)

DEBORAH DICKSON, SUSAN FROEMKE, ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.  Produced by Susan Froemke.  Music by Wendy Blackstone.  Film Editing by Deborah Dickson.  Toronto International Film Festival 1991. “Why is everything so political?” asks an exasperated Jeanne-Claude, the partner and, for all intents…

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Running Fence (1977)

ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, CHARLOTTE ZWERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1977.    Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.   Music by Jim Dickinson.   Film Editing by Charlotte Zwerin.   Conceptual artist and fabric sculptor extraordinaire Christo conceives of a project to erect a 24 mile long, 18 high fabric fence across northern California, which…

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Grey Gardens (1975)

ELLEN HOVDE, ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, MUFFIE MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1975.  Portrait Films.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.  Produced by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.  Film Editing by Susan Froemke, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer.   Is it possible that the old adage that “truth is stranger than fiction” could be better proved anywhere else than in…

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Salesman (1969)

ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, CHARLOTTE ZWERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles.  Produced by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.  Film Editing by David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin.   The Maysles Brothers have made some of the best documentaries ever committed to film, and this is one of their finest achievements. It follows four travelling salesman…

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Gimme Shelter (1970)

ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, CHARLOTTE ZWERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Maysles Films, Penforta.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Gary Weis.  Produced by Ronald Schneider.  Film Editing by Joanne Burke, Robert Farren, Ellen Giffard, Kent McKinney.   Often labeled the greatest rock and roll film of all time and it is easy to see why. Woodstock, Monterey…

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The Beales Of Grey Gardens (2006)

ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Albert Maysles.  Produced by Kim Hendrickson, Tanja Meding.  Film Editing by Ian Markiewicz.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006.   More nuttiness from the Beales gals, Big and Little Edie, as the Maysles Brothers return to one of their biggest successes for a follow-up. In the decades…

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