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Maysles Documentary Center

14 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This little-known gem is a storefront cinema showing old and new docs with socially relevant themes. I've personally programmed films at Maysles, which also partners with the Studio Museum in Harlem on nonfiction films. The cinema has strong ties to the local community, which is reflected in its educational series and youth film clubs. Maysles has a suggested donation ticket system.
Adam
Adam
February 16, 2017

Tips from locals

Danielle
Danielle
August 8, 2016
If you are a fan of documentaries, the Maysles Cinema more than delivers. Founded by Albert Maysles, who with his late brother made non-fiction films like the classic Grey Gardens, this non-profit Harlem theatre shows only documentary films, each screening accompanied by a discussion forum where…
Miha
Miha
June 12, 2012
film house. owned and run by the maysles brothers who made "gray gardens." pay what you want documentary screenings and great popcorn almost every night of the week.
Carolina
Carolina
September 2, 2014
Awesome film school and cinema. They show different and interesting movies.
Mary Anne
Mary Anne
June 13, 2015
Cool little documentary cinema two blocks from the apt!
De
De
May 25, 2018
Pays tribute to the art of documentary filmmaking and hosts festivals, screenings and workshops for budding directors.
Mellie
Mellie
July 16, 2014
A local community based organization that showcases documentaries.
Monique
Monique
November 6, 2012
Small cinema founded by Albert Maysles. It shows current documentaries several times a week. Pay what you can.
Xela
Xela
March 21, 2016
Check out the movies playing while you are visiting! All documentaries!
Rudy & Friends
Rudy & Friends
April 9, 2014
An amazing independent theater that often has directors, cast, and crew come in for interviews, panels, and exclusive showings. They offer lots of programs from movie making workshops to screenings.
Diana
Diana
May 24, 2016
great director brothers, famous for "grey gardens". cool little cinema playing indie films

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Location
343 Malcolm X Blvd
Manhattan, NY 10027
Phone+1 212-537-6843
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