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Albert Maysles, Co-Founder Of Maysles Films

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Albert Maysles, Co-Founder Of Maysles Films

Albert Maysles, Co-Founder Of Maysles Films

Albert Maysles, Co-Founder Of Maysles Films

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Albert cofounded Maysles Films with his brother David in the 1960s. Together they pioneered the documentary film genre cinema verite, which captures reality spontaneously as it unfolds in front of the camera. Albert has made more than three dozen films featuring the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Truman Capote. Other films include Salesman and Grey Gardens, which became a Broadway show and fiction feature film decades later.