V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Salesman

V' 15

Salesman

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
USA, 1969
Documentaries, 90min, OF

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Salesman

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
USA, 1969
Documentaries, 90min, OF

Sound: 
Dick Vorisek
Camera: 
Albert Maysles
Editor: 
David Maysles
Charlotte Zwerin
Production: 
Maysles Films
World Sales: 
Maysles Documentary Center
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

SALESMAN follows four door-to-door Bible salesmen as they walk the line between hype and despair. Paul “The Badger” Brennan, Charles “The Gipper” McDevitt, James “The Rabbit” Baker, and Raymond “The Bull” Martos, are so nicknamed for their particular selling styles – on their rounds. First making calls in and around Boston, where the company is based, then in Chicago at a sales conference, and finally in the promising new “territory” of Miami and vicinity. Their mission is simple: to convince people to buy what one of them calls “still the best seller in the world.”

With MEET MARLON BRANDO

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