Legendary documentarian Albert Maysles has passed away at 88

March 6, 2015 11:29 PM

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Documentary filmmaker and cinema vérité pioneer Albert Maysles passed away last night at 88. The Criterion Collection announced the news on their Facebook page, writing: “Our dear friend Albert Maysles passed away last night at the age of 88. We saw things through his lens that we will never forget. He was a filmmaker up until the end. We loved him and will miss him terribly.”

Once referred to as “the dean of documentary film making” by the New York Times, Albert directed “Grey Gardens” along with his brother David — which is being re-released in cinemas this week — as well as other seminal documentaries like “Gimme Shelter,” about the Rolling Stones’ 1969 US Tour, and “S...

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