Al Maysles

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Look, If Al Maysles Is Going to the Dallas Video Festival, So Should You

    As we mentioned yesterday, the Dallas Video Festival kicks off its 21st, um, festival tonight at 7 at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station -- and, as always, founder Bart Weiss and his crack staff have assembled an eclectic, exciting lineup. It's truly a best-of-the-best this year, as Wei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    State Fair Doc Flies Like an Eagle

    Yesterday we received word that the locally made doc A Fair To Remember -- about, yup, the State Fair o' Texas -- received a Golden Eagle Award from Washington, D.C.-based CINE, a rather prestigious infotainment organization that boasts Ken Burns, Al Maysles and Steven Spielberg among its honorary b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    The Penn is Mightier

    At least I didn't run into Sean Penn in the bathroom ... So, which you like to hear about first -- what the AFI Dallas International Film Festival people are doing at the Toronto International Film Festival, or what I said to Sean Penn in the bathroom Saturday night after one of us had clearly had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    The Other Wright Man (Doug, In This Case)

    One of the pleasures in writing this week about Doug Wright's new Broadway production was seeing for the first time the documentary that inspired it: Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles, the brothers who started making docs in 1955. With Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker and Robert Drew, they ... More >>

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Dixie Doc

    In an instant, the Dixie Chicks went from country darlings to America's goats, and two filmmakers caught it all.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    You Maysles Attend Class

    Al Maysles, at right with his late brother David, will teach a class in Dallas August 12. Guaranteed, it'll be the best $200 a young filmmaker could ever spend. One of the greatest living filmmakers and one of the nicest men you will ever meet, Albert Maysles, is coming to Dallas in August for the D ... More >>

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    Trip to Bountiful

    Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival

  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    The Real World

    The Dallas Video Festival shows all the news not fit for print

  • Culture

    February 19, 2004

    Fab Film

    Forty years ago, Al Maysles met the Beatles

  • Culture

    June 26, 2003

    Family Portrait

    Andrew Jarecki captured the Friedmans, perhaps to free them