Just seven years old when her father David Maysles (Salesman, Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) died in 1987 from an unexpected stroke, Celia Maysles grew up having no idea her father and his brother Albert were pioneers of verité documentary filmmaking.
Determined to uncover the secrets surrounding her background, Celia set out on a quest to rediscover her father by using his own artistic process: verité filmmaking. In Wild blue Yonder, Celia takes us on a daring journey to the past, to understand the father she never knew. Along the way, she encounters unexpected difficulties as she tries to reach out to her uncle Albert Maysles, who is surpisingly reluctant share with Celia the the hundreds of hours of unused footage of her father.
A story about missing links, legacies lost and found, and the passion of filmmaking, Wild Blue Yonder takes us deep inside a conflicted family where filmmaking remains the ultimate means to uncovering the truth.
Featuring: Celia Maysles, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, DA Pennebaker, Susan Froemke, Judy Maysles, Lois Wright, Big and Little Edie Beale and more.
Special guest: Grey Gardens’ Lois Wright!
Venue: National Arts Club
Address: 15 Gramercy Park South (at 20th Street between 3rd and Park)
Directions: 6, R or W to 23rd Street or any train to Union Square | MAP
8:45 PM: Doors Open
9:15 PM : Film Begins