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Albert Maysles' Final Film, 'In Transit', Now Screening in Select Theaters

The documentary pioneer, who passed away earlier this year, leaves behind one last film to his name, documents lives on board the Amtrak Empire Builder train.

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Independent Lens: Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway

A charming, if aptly peculiar, holiday treat, Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway focuses on the translation of the Maysles' beloved documentary into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

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Part 3: The Stellar '70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.

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Full Frame 2: People Look Better in Pictures

Ross McElwee and Walter Mosley, among other swoon-inducing talents, hang with our trio (or rather, the trio hangs with them) for a while. You just never know who you'll meet at Full Frame...

Kevin Greer, Jyllian Gunther, and Isaac Miller
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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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Grey Gardens / Salesman - PopMatters Film Review )

What makes the Maysles' work special lies in how they manage, by focusing so intently on their subjects, to elicit a body of information that the audience is compelled to examine for its possible meaning.

David Sanjek

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