Albert Maysles, Documentary Pioneer, passes away at 88

March 7, 2015 8:49 AM

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Albert Maysles who was nicknamed the dean of documentaries and is known for several films over his career has passed away. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer said Erikay Dilday, who is an executive director at the Maysles Institute, in a Facebook post.

Albert and his brother were known to capture their subjects without reference to any interviews, sets, scripts or narration. Albert started his work in 1955 when he captured some moments from inside a Soviet Union’s psychiatric hospital.

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