GREY GARDENS
1976, Janus Films, 94 min, USA, Dir: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.


SALESMAN
1969, Janus Films, 85 min, USA, Dir: Albert Maysles, David Maysles

This landmark American documentary captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses - then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair.


GIMME SHELTER
1970, Janus Films, 91 min, USA, Dir: Albert Maysles, David Maysles

The celebrated film of the Rolling Stones' 1969 U.S. tour that culminated in the cataclysm at Altamont. Also features Jefferson Airplane and the Flying Burrito Brothers.


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