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Albert Maysles

The Red Book Dialogues

Thursday, November 5, 2009
7:00 PM–9:00 PM

“Part of what we’re dealing with is the definition of entertainment. You’ve never looked it up in the dictionary. I’ll tell you what you’d find if you looked it up. Two definitions: diversion and engagement.”
Albert Maysles and his brother David made up a documentary filmmaking team whose “Direct Cinema” works included Salesman (1968), Gimme Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976). Jean-Luc Godard spoke of Maysles as “the best American cameraman”. In 2005 Maysles was given a lifetime achievement award at the Czech film festival AFO (Academia Film Olomouc). He is currently working on an autobiographical documentary.
Laurie Layton Schapira is a Jungian analyst practicing in New York City. She serves on the faculty and the board of directors at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and is also a filmmaker. She is the author of The Cassandra Complex: A Modern Perspective on Hysteria.

WNYC is the media sponsor of the Red Book Dialogues.
Promotional support provided by the Pacifica Graduate Institute.
These programs are presented in association with the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology.