The legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles died Thursday at the age of 88. Maysles's brother and co-director David passed away in 1987; together, they were the pioneers of cinema verité documentary filmmaking. The brothers' films "Salesman,""Gimme Shelter," and "Grey Gardens" left an indelible mark on the history of filmmaking, and Albert's work after his brother's untimely death continued that legacy.
Maysles's doc "Iris," about stylish nonagenarian Iris Apfel, is due out in April; it is his last finished feature. He co-directed "In Transit," which is currently in post-production. "Grey Gardens" is actually being re-released in limited cities this weekend in honor of its 40th anniversary and a spectacular restoration, with a DVD/Blu-ray release to follow.
Maysles, who founded the Maysles Documentary Center in 2005, received the National Medal Of Arts in 2014.