David and Albert Maysles are two of the most prolific and influential documentarians to ever pick up a camera. Just take a look at this filmography, that begins in 1955 and ends in 2015. Their first big hit was Salesman, a 1968 film where the brothers followed four Bible salesmen, including Bostonian Paul Brennan who emerges as the "star" of the show. This historic film, which legitimized the theatrical documentary feature form, will screen tonight at Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill. Tickets are available on the Indie Memphis website.
Meanwhile, in nearby Germantown, the locally produced documentary Shannon Street: Echoes Under A Blood Red Moon screens at the Forest Hill Cinema. The film provides new perspectives on the spectacular 1983 siege in North Memphis that left eight dead, including one police officer, with a mix of contemporary interviews and archival footage. The screening begins at 7:00 PM.