In Progress


Directed by: Rebekah Maysles

The father of direct cinema, Albert Maysles redefined documentary in practice and meaning. With unfettered access to his entire filmography, including outtakes, unknown commercial works, and family footage, Handheld is the story of Albert’s life told entirely through the images he captured on film. His goal to film everyday people around the world humanized how we see ourselves in others.

Recipient of the Jewish Story Partners Grant and NYSCA Grant 2022.