11:00am - 11:00pm
(This is a free event but registration is required.)
Meet Marlon Brando
Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin,1965, 29 min
Meet Marlon Brando is a delightful, unusually candid portrait of the world-famous movie star: A tongue-in-cheek confrontation with the press. While television journalists interview him about his most recent film, Brando counters their futile questions with wit and insight, a man unwilling to sell himself. "It's a wonderful show," one woman comments about the new project. "Did you see it?" he asks. "No, I haven't seen it yet." "Then how do you know?"
What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA
Albert and David Maysles, 1964, 81 min
A humorous, freewheeling and candid account of The Beatles arrival in America in February 1964. The Maysles follow the Fab Four for five days, from the crazed JFK airport reception to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel in preparation for their landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance to their equally frenzied homecoming. Inspired Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night (1964).
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With Love From Truman
Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, 1966, 29 min
With Love From Truman portrays an intimate meeting with renowned author Truman Capote. As a reporter interviews him in his beachfront home, Capote shares his "self-regarding" personality through hip philosophy and calculated jokes. He offers insights in an endearingly raspy voice about his latest book, In Cold Blood, which Capote declares to be part of a new genre, the "non-fiction novel."
Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, 1968, 91 min
Salesman follows four door-to-door Bible salesmen as they walk the line between hype and despair. Paul "The Badger" Brennan, Charles "The Gipper" McDevitt, James "The Rabbit" Baker, and Raymond "The Bull" Martos, are so nicknamed for their particular selling styles -- on their rounds. First making calls in and around Boston, where the company is based, then in Chicago at a sales conference, and finally in the promising new "territory" of Miami and vicinity.
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David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson,1985, 57 min
Backstage look at one of classical music's best- known yet least understood figures. Ozawa has been music director of the Boston Symphony since 1973, and as one of the world's top maestros he appears in such musical capitals as Berlin, Paris and Milan. Yet the first East Asian to succeed in a quintessentially Western art form remains solidly Japanese in temperament and outlook.
Muhammad and Larry
Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan, 2009, 52 min
An integral part of ESPN’s “30 For 30” Anniversary Film Series, Muhammad and Larry 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.
Reception in the downstairs lounge.
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David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin, 1978, 58 min
A celebration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's vision; first a four-year struggle, then 24 1/2 miles of white nylon fabric, rising from the Pacific and stretching like a white sail across California. Running Fence depicts the long struggle by the artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, to build a 24 mile fence of white fabric over the hills of California disappearing into the Pacific. Cost: 3 million dollars.
Albert and David Maysles, 1965, 8 min
Filmed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Cut Piece documents one of Yoko Ono’s most powerful conceptual pieces. Performed by the artist herself, Ono sits motionless on the stage after inviting the audience to come up and cut away her clothing in a denouement of the reciprocity between victim and assailant.
Salvador Dali’s Fantastic Dream
Albert and David Maysles,1966, 5 min
Produced by 20th Century Fox, this Maysles Brothers short was intended to help promote the release of Disney’s Fantastic Voyage (1966) for which Salvador Dali was artistic consultant. Shot in and around New York, the film features a cameo by a bikini clad Raquel Welch, star of Fantastic Voyage and Dali’s muse for a series of portraits of Hollywood starlets.
Muhammad and Larry (Excerpt)
Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan, 2009, 10 min
An integral part of ESPN’s “30 For 30” Anniversary Film Series, Muhammad and Larry 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,
A Maysles Film, 2014, 10 min
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.
Reception in the downstairs lounge.
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