Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gay Ally Albert Maysles Speaks OUT

Produced by Charlotte Robinson


In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with filmmaker Albert Maysles in part three of our series of celebrity chats from the Provincetown International Film Festival. Maysles was the recipient of the Career Achievement Award at PIFF this year for his amazing documentaries including GIMME SHELTER, GREY GARDENS and SALESMAN that he created with his late brother David.

When we asked what he thought about the way GREY GARDENS came back the way that it did Maysles stated, “I should have expected that it would have that kind of reaction. When the film first came out there were dozens of gay men having GREY GARDEN parties all over the country and even in England where gay men would dress up as Edie and have their parties and it’s still going on. Then of course there was the HBO feature film, the Broadway Musical and also a book that my daughter published all about GREY GARDENS with lots and lots of drawings and a CD of an hour and a half of sound of the two women talking when the camera wasn’t running.”

Maysles has directed a new film called THE LOVE WE MAKE with Paul McCartney that addresses 9/11 as well as McCartney’s subsequent Concert for New York City. “There was so much suffering as a result of 9/11 it’s hard to imagine how one might bring relief to those who were impacted by the attacks and honor those firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who lost their lives in their heroic attempt to help others,” said Maysles. “But Paul had the answer: music and a film that would tell the full story.” THE LOVE WE MAKE will air on SHOWTIME September 10th where both GREY GARDENS and SALEMAN are available for viewing on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND until August 25th.

Albert Maysles is a pioneer of Direct Cinema who along with his late brother David was the first to make nonfiction feature films where the drama of life unfolds as is without scripts, sets, interviews or narration. Called "the dean of documentary filmmakers" by The New York Times, Albert has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Peabody Awards, three Emmy Awards, five Lifetime Achievement Awards, the Columbia Dupont Award and an Academy Award nomination for LALEE’S KIN. Eastman Kodak saluted him as one of the world's 100 finest cinematographers.
Listen to Part One with Kathleen Turner
Listen to Part Two with John Waters
Listen to Part #4: with Actress Jackie Monahan
For More Info: MAYSLESFILMS.com

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