Dir: Albert and David Maysles, 1969.
85 min. USA.
Special thanks to Janus Films
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In the late 60s, filmmaking team Albert and David Maysles traveled back to the Boston neighborhoods they grew up in to make a film about a group of door-to-door Bible salesmen.
Following them from house to house, to a company meeting in Chicago, and on a business trip to sunny Florida, the resulting picture is an intimate look into the everyday triumphs and tragedy of men who typically pass in and out of our lives. Specifically focusing on the beleaguered Paul Brennan - AKA “The Badger” - the Maysles’ signature verite style brings a sympathetic, yet darkly humorous tone to this document of the ways we get by.
"... It's such a fine, pure picture of a small section of American life that I can't imagine its ever seeming irrelevant, either as a social document or as one of the best examples of what's called cinema vérité or direct cinema” -Vincent Canby, The New York Times
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