IN MEMORIAM: Albert H. Maysles

by Jane Ahrens

Albert Maysles, documentary film-maker, born 26 November 1926; died 5 March 2015

Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentarian, Dies at 88

Interviewed in 2005 by The Times, Mr. Maysles was asked the key to his successful career. He answered, “Making films exactly the way I believe they should be made.” But he also told Interview magazine: “One of the things that makes it easy is that I have a true love for people, and so I have no difficulty getting and keeping access.”

Published in The New York Times March 6, 2015
A version of this article appears in print on March 7, 2015, on page D7 of the New York edition with the headline: Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentarian, Dies at 88.

Published in The Guardian March 8, 2015

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