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Under the Influence of the Maysles Brothers

07/11/18 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave. Map

347-441-9181

$10 and up


11-07-2018 12:00:00 11-07-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York Under the Influence of the Maysles Brothers | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM It has become the stuff of retro consumerism and "Mad Men" shtick, but in the mid-sixties New York City was the cultural capital of the United States, and David and Albert Maysles were among its chief chroniclers. From a radical Yoko Ono performance at Carnegie Hall to a portrait of an ascendant IBM's upstate headquarters, after having just decamped from their Madison Avenue office, to a drop-in visit with Truman Capote at his Long Island retreat, and an indelible encounter with Marlon Brando in a Midtown hotel room, these short documents capture both the official history and something else, the unguarded moments and unscripted gestures that are the true warp and woof of a historical scene. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=248313 Museum of the City of New York Museum of the City of New York
It has become the stuff of retro consumerism and "Mad Men" shtick, but in the mid-sixties New York City was the cultural capital of the United States, and David and Albert Maysles were among its chief chroniclers. From a radical Yoko Ono performance at Carnegie Hall to a portrait of an ascendant IBM's upstate headquarters, after having just decamped from their Madison Avenue office, to a drop-in visit with Truman Capote at his Long Island retreat, and an indelible encounter with Marlon Brando in a Midtown hotel room, these short documents capture both the official history and something else, the unguarded moments and unscripted gestures that are the true warp and woof of a historical scene.

Venue Description: Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm. $10; $6, seniors/students; free, 12 & under.

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