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NY Emmy® Nomination Announcement

Gimme Shelter

Reception 6:00 – 6:30 PM    Program 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Hosted & Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher

I am thrilled to tell you that we are opening our new season with the extraordinary ninety-minute documentary, “Gimme Shelter,” made by Albert Maysles and his late brother David.  Albert will be here to present the film and discuss it after the screening. 

This landmark documentary depicts the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.  Before an estimated crowd of 300,000 people, the Stones headlined a free concert featuring Tina Turner, The Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers and others. Concerned about security, members of outlaw biker gang The Hell''s Angels were asked to help maintain order. Instead, an atmosphere of fear and dread arose, leading ultimately to the stabbing death of a fan. What began as a flower-power love-in had degenerated into a near riot; frightened, confused faces wondering how the Love Generation could, in one swift, cold-blooded slash, became a generation of disillusionment and disappointment.       
                    
REVIEWS:
“One of the important films of the years.” – NEWSDAY

“A shocker.  Jagger is completely mesmerizing." – DAILY NEWS

“One of the most powerful films ever made.  I can only implore you to see it.” – MORNING TELEGRAPH

“Vivid, scary, revealing, hyper tense.” - PLAYBOY

“A stunning film, a sensational piece of filmmaking, a landmark” - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


Space is limited. You must RSVP to info@nyemmys.org to reserve a seat.
 
Speaker
Known as “the dean of documentary filmmakers” (N.Y. Times, 2002), Albert Maysles is a pioneer of Direct Cinema.  He and his brother David were the first to make nonfiction feature films (GIMME SHELTER, SALESMAN, GREY GARDENS) where the drama of life unfolds as is – without scripts, sets, interviews or ...

Known as “the dean of documentary filmmakers” (N.Y. Times, 2002), Albert Maysles is a pioneer of Direct Cinema.  He and his brother David were the first to make nonfiction feature films (GIMME SHELTER, SALESMAN, GREY GARDENS) where the drama of life unfolds as is – without scripts, sets, interviews or narration. 



In 1955, Albert made the transition from psychologist to documentary filmmaker with his first film, PSYCHIATRY IN RUSSIA.  In 1960, he served as co-filmmaker of PRIMARY.  His thirty-six films include WHAT’S HAPPENING? THE BEATLES IN THE USA (1964); MEET MARLON BRANDO (1965); five films on the environmental art projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1972 to 1995); and three documentaries for HBO, including Academy Award-nominee LALEE’S KIN



He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Peabody, an Emmy®, the award for best cinematography at Sundance, five Lifetime Achievement Awards, and most recently, the Columbia Dupont Award (2004).  In 1999, Eastman Kodak saluted him as one of the 100 world's finest cinematographers.  His latest project, THE GATES (1979-2005), has just been completed.   



Albert Maysles, in his last appearance here had a sold-out audience, so be sure to reserve early to ensure a seat!

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When?

Tue, Oct. 16, 2007
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

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Where?

NY NATAS
1375 Broadway, Suite 2103
(Between 37th and 38th Streets)