Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin – Gimme Shelter [+commentary] (1970)

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Synopsis:
A harrowing documentary of the Stones’ 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. Continue reading Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin – Gimme Shelter [+commentary] (1970)

Albert Maysles – Iris (2014)

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“IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.” Continue reading Albert Maysles – Iris (2014)