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.
Tips from locals
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…
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.
Awesome film school and cinema. They show different and interesting movies.
Pays tribute to the art of documentary filmmaking and hosts festivals, screenings and workshops for budding directors.
Small cinema founded by Albert Maysles. It shows current documentaries several times a week. Pay what you can.
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.
great director brothers, famous for "grey gardens". cool little cinema playing indie films
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