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Albert Maysles, RIP


Albert Maysles, RIP

Michael Winship

A word about documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died last week. He was, as New Yorker film journalist and essayist Richard Brody aptly wrote, “one of the crucial artists of modern documentary filmmaking — or, simply, one of the most important filmmakers of the past half-century.”

I didn’t know him well, but well enough to call him Al. We had not seen one another very often in the past few years, yet decades ago, he played a crucial role in my transition to independence and adulthood.


Lovely eulogy (and reminiscing), Mr. Winship. Thank you.