Criterion today releases the filmmaker’s seminal classic “Grey Gardens” (co-directed by his brother David, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer) back into theaters in honor of its upcoming 40th anniversary. The director’s latest film, “In Transit,” premieres at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.
Last November, Maysles received DOC NYC’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his remarkable body of work. “The very medium of documentary offers us the opportunity to make real the biblical expression asking us to love our neighbor,” he said when accepting the honor. “It gives us the knowledge of our neighbors far and wide. Knowledge by which we can love our neighbors.”
His last project, “In Transit,” will premiere at Tribeca in April. It tracks a wide variety of encounters with personalities on a train traveling between Chicago and Seattle.