Under the Influence of Albert Maysles: Summer Pasture

Saturday, December 5th, 4:30pm

Summer Pasture


Albert Maysles: A Festival and Celebration


Friday, December 4th-Sunday, December 6th we celebrate the life, birthday, and legacy of late, great documentarian and founder of the Maysles Documentary Center, Albert Maysles — November 26th, 1926 – March 5th, 2015 — with a sneak peek at his final masterwork, In Transit, as well as a look at some of the films and filmmakers under his influence. All proceeds from this festival will be donated back to the Maysles Documentary Center.)

Lynn True, Nelson Walker & Tsering Perlo, 2010, 85 min
Summer Pasture is a feature-length documentary that chronicles one summer with a young nomad family living in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet. Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter survive in the mountains by herding yak, much as their ancestors have for generations. In recent years, however, nomadic life has become increasingly difficult and now many nomads are settling in town. Soon, Locho and Yama will face the same predicament, when they must choose whether to raise their daughter in the pasture or send her school -- a decision that will have deep implications for their future as nomads. Directors Lynn True and Nelson Walker have long been admirers of Albert Maysles and his collegues' work and Summer Pasture was made in the tradition of Direct Cinema, and was the film that preceded them being asked to direct In Transit with Albert Maysles.

Q&A with directors Lynn True and Nelson Walker to follow screening.

Nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, 2010

Nominated for Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award, 2011

New York Times Critics Pick, 2011