Cinema Conservancy oversees and coordinates the booking and sales of the Maysles Films, Inc. archive, which consists of over 40 films directed by Albert and David Maysles, and their colleagues.
The archive spans their entire careers and includes Gimme Shelter, which documented The Rolling Stones and their infamous 1969 Altamount Speedway concert, and Grey Gardens, a portrait of two of Jackie Onassis’s relatives living in dilapidation in East Hampton. It also includes lesser known early works, like Albert’s first film, Psychiatry in Russia, a commissioned news segment shot in Soviet Russia, and profiles of subjects like Marlon Brando, Truman Capote, Yoko Ono and Orson Welles.
Heaven Knows What
In May of 2016, Josh and Benny Safdie's gorgeous and gritty ode to the darker side of their hometown of New York City, Heaven Knows What, found theatrical and VOD distribution in England through Axiom Films. Cinema Conservancy brokered the sale, and the film can be rented/purchased in the US on iTunes and Amazon.