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Films with: Maysles, Albert

Beales of Grey Gardens
After Grey Gardens, the portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Little Edie, spawned everything from a midnight-movie cult following to a Broadway musical to an upcoming Hollywood adaptation, the filmmakers went back to their 1976 vaults to create this tribute to both the Beale women and their legion of fans.
DVD 6125
Cinéma vérité defining the moment /
"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams.
DVD 3959
Five films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude
The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
DVD 5728
Gimme shelter
A documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the United States, focusing on a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California where a young man was killed during violence between the crowd and the Hell's Angels hired to "keep order." A disturbing portrait of one aspect of the rock and drug culture of the late 60's.
DVD 1593
Grey Gardens
Portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Little Edie, once and aspiring actress in New York who left her career to care for her aging mother in their East Hampton home, and never left again. The aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis feed their cats and raccoons and rehash their pasts behind the walls of their decaying mansion, Grey Gardens.
DVD 1752
In good conscience Sister Jeannine Gramick's journey of faith /
"Chronicles the true story of Sister Jeannine Gramick, who is defying a Vatican edict that she shut down her compassionate ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics, and silence herself permanently on the subject of homosexuality. Her battle takes her all the way to Rome where she attempts an audience with her key adversary over the years--none other than Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger--the Inquisitor who would become Pope Benedict XVI. Sister Jeannine has worked within the church for more than thirty years on behalf of the LGBT community and its fight for acceptance, recognition, and equality. When issued this ultimatum from Cardinal Ratzinger and Pope John Paul II--denounce homosexuality or lose everything--quietly and with respect, she refused"--Publisher's website.
DVD 5321
Manufacturing dissent uncovering Michael Moore /
There is no greater documentary filmmaking icon than Michael Moore, but are his films really the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? At what point is manipulation of fact a work of fiction? A look at the most controversial director today.
DVD 5675
Paris vu par
Six directors release six vignettes set in different sections of Paris. Includes: Saint-Germain-des-Pres (Douchet); Gare du Nord (Rouch); Rue Saint-Denis (Pollet); Place de l'Etoile (Rhomer); Montparnasse and Levallois (Godard); and La Muette (Chabrol).
DVD 9200
Primary
A political documentary of the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary campaigns in which Senator John F. Kennedy upset Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.
DVD 3021
Recording The producers a musical romp with Mel Brooks /
This exclusive musical comedy event showcases the antics of the entire cast and crew including director Susan Stroman, plus stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, with Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Cady Huffman and Bras Oscar as they record the cast album with show-stopping hilarity and heart. Includes exclusive candid behind-the-scenes footage, 14 song performances, and much more, all hosted by Mel Brooks.
DVD 2898
Salesman
"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door slesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials.
DVD 2113
South of the border
Director Oliver Stone visits seven presidents in five countries in South America to gain some understanding about the political and social ideas and the revolutions, and to clear up how people view them. Includes interviews with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner, Cuban president Raul Castro; also features presidents Evo Morales, Lula da Silva, Fernando Lugo, Rafael Correa and former president Nestor Kirchner.
DVD 9796