11/26/1926 - 3/5/2015
Movie Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Albert Maysles
NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88.
Stacey Farrar, the marketing director of Maysles Films, his production company, said the filmmaker died at his home in New York on Thursday.
Maysles was best known for a handful of cult classics he made with his brother, David, in the...