I sat next to doc legend Al Maysles last night at HBO's Time Warner Center screening of "The Blacklist: Vol. 1" from Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell. Maysles could hardly contain his excitement for the new film, applauding at various moments and turning to me to express his enthusiasm numerous times. During an impromptu post-screening Q & A, he emphatically proclaimed his love for the film. Indeed the doc is a real stunner, comprised of insightful testimonials from an eclectic mix of folks (including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Al Sharpton and Richard Parsons, pictured above, left to right).
At a post screening receiving line, Elvis admitted to me that he was quite relieved to see Maysles still sitting in the audience once the lights when up.
[photo by eugene hernandez]