Albert Maysles


Biography, Latest News & Videos

VIDEO: Addiction

click to playclick to play
Subscription | Netflix
Length: 43:56
Aired: 1/1/2004

A seemingly random carjacking turns out to be anything but when a young woman's gambling addiction becomes more than the family business can support. watch

VIDEO: Muhammad and Larry

click to playclick to play
Muhammad and Larry
Paid | iTunes
Length: 54:16
Aired: 10/27/2009

In October of 1980, Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight title against his friend and former sparring partner Larry Holmes. To say that the great Ali was in the twilight of his career would be generous: Most of his admiring fans, friends and fight scribes considered his bravado delusional. What was left for him to prove? In the weeks of training before the fight, documentarians Albert and David Maysles took an intimate look at Ali trying to convince the world and perhaps himself, that he was still "The Greatest". At the same time, they documented the mild-mannered and undervalued champion Holmes as he confidently prepared to put an end to the career of a man for whom he had an abiding and deep affection for. In the raw moments after Ali's humbling in this one-sided fight, it was not fully comprehended what the Maysles brothers had actually captured on film, and due to unexpected circumstances the Maysles footage never received a public screening or airing. However, in the intervening years, the magnitude of this footage is now clear. An era ended when the braggadocio and confidence were stripped away in the ring, and the world's greatest hero was revealed to be a man. Here for the first time is the unseen filmed build up to that fight, accompanied by freshly shot interviews by Albert Maysles with members from both the Ali and Holmes camps, as well as others who were prime witnesses to this poignant foolhardy attempt at courage. watch

VIDEO: Without Bias [HD]

click to playclick to play
Without Bias [HD]
Subscription | Amazon Prime
Length: 53:00
Aired: 10/27/2009

More than two decades after his tragic cocaine overdose, the late Len Bias still leaves more questions than answers. When Bias dropped dead two days after the 1986 NBA Draft, he forever altered our perception of casual drug use and became the tipping point of America's drug crisis in the mid-80s. watch


Shine A Light
Albert Maysles on Documentary Film Making
HC&G Celebrates Arthamptons

More Clips & Interviews

The Beales of Grey Gardens
South of the Border
South of the Border
South of the Border

More Albert Maysles Movies Videos

Muhammad and Larry

More Albert Maysles On TV Videos

TV Listings



Year Title Description
2013 The Rolling Stones TV Show Series, Director
2011 Ilona, Upstairs TV Show Series, Cinematographer
2010 South Of The Border Movie, Cinematographer
2009 Capturing Reality TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 Shine A Light Movie, Cinematographer

More Credits (43)


Paul McCartney Says He Has Been Hacked

Musical legend Paul McCartney said he was apparently a victim in the recent News of the World hacking scandal.

While appearing via satellite to promote his upcoming 9/11 tribute documentary The Love We Make on Showtime, McCartney told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews that he is due to discuss the situation with authorities at the end of his current U.S. tour.

"Apparently, I've been hacked," McCartney said.... read more

I was reading your answer ...

Question: I was reading your answer about the play that was based on Dr. Strangelove and that got me to wondering if you know of any other really weird or unlikely movie-to-stage adaptations coming up. Thanks.

Answer: The avant-garde off-off-Broadway theater piece Major Bang, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dirty Bomb, freely adapted from Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), was indeed an odd one. But I have to say, it's at least matched and maybe topped by Grey Gardens, a musical adaptation of the 1975 documentary by Albert Maysles and his brother about an eccentric mother and daughter, both named Edith Bouvier Beale, who lived in abject squalor in a rambling East Hampton mansion. The women, known to friends as "Big Edie" and "Little Edie," were related to Jacqueline B read more

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular