Detroit Film Theatre


SHORT FILMS BY THE MAYSLES BROTHERS

Thursday, October 18, 2007

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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World-renowned film pioneers David and Albert Maysles have always preferred the term “direct cinema” to “documentary.” But whatever term you use, this selection of their shorter works is a dazzling introduction to their art. Films include: With Love From Truman (1966—directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin) An intimate and candid portrayal of eccentric author and playwright Truman Capote shot during a Newsweek interview following the publication of his literary experiment In Cold Blood. Meet Marlon Brando (1965—directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin) To help his moribund film Morituri, Brando agreed to a marathon, day-long series of filmed interviews with reporters from local TV stations across the country. This mind-boggling event took place in New York and was captured on film by the Maysles – it’s one of their rarest and most revealing films. Russian Close-Up (1957; directed by Albert Maysles) Maysles’ first foray into independent filmmaking, Russian Close-Up is a visual diary of the places encountered along a cross country motorscooter ride through the Soviet Union. Muhammad and Larry (1980; directed by Albert and David Maysles) Two captivating personalities clash in this fascinating portrait of boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes. (120 min. total)

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