Tattered Cover FREE Classic: Salesman
USA, 1968, 85 Minute Running Time
Plays Sunday, October 14th at 2pm
Hosted by Howie Movshovitz
Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore and Colorado Public Radio
One of the great early examples of cinema verité, or what the Maysles brothers and others called “direct cinema.” What they do is observe, with as little effect on their subjects as possible. The result here is at times chilling and grim, as the film watches four unhappy men pushing Bibles and plenty of guilt on the devout and the naïve.
DIRECTOR: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
Principal Cast: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos