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Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Visit with Albert Maysles

Hello friends:
A treasured moment for me this Monday in NYC. A nice long meeting with my documentary-making mentor and friend, Albert Maysles, about the completion of my own feature-length doc, The Jesus Guy.

1 comment:

Joseph Henry said...

I found this great quotation from Albert Maysles on his affection for documentaries that I would imagine what the director of The Jesus Guy experienced:
“As a documentarian I happily place my fate and faith in reality. It is my caretaker, the provider of subjects, themes, experiences – all endowed with the power of truth and the romance of discovery. And the closer I adhere to reality the more honest and authentic my tales. After all, the knowledge of the real world is exactly what we need to better understand and therefore possibly to love one another. It’s my way of making the world a better place.”
What a perfect description!