2010 James River Film Festival guest Celia Maysles gets U.S. TV premiere for her film “Wild Blue Yonder”

This just in from our friends Henry Corra (a New York City-based filmmaker who grew up in Richmond) and Celia Maysles (a guest during the 17th James River Film Festival, March 19-25, 2010) of Corra Films …

Celia Maysles (left) and GREY GARDENS' Lois Wright in WILD BLUE YONDER.

WILD BLUE YONDER, a film by Celia Maysles and Charlene Rule, will have its U.S. television debut this week on the Documentary Channel. Congrats Celia!

Tune in on Friday, September 3rd, at 8:00 p.m. EST to see the film that Variety said “is bound to raise debate in the industry about who owns the life of someone else.”

This provocative first person documentary chronicles Celia’s quest to get to know her father, famed verité documentarian David Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER, SALESMAN), who died suddenly when she was seven.  In WILD BLUE YONDER, Celia takes us on a daring journey to the past, and to herself, to understand the father she never knew. A story about missing links, legacies lost and found, and the passion of filmmaking, WILD BLUE YONDER takes us deep inside a conflicted family where filmmaking remains the ultimate means to uncovering the truth.

Broadcast Schedule:

Friday, September 3rd – 8:30 p.m. EST on the Documentary Channel

Friday, September 3rd -11:30 p.m. EST on the DISH Network and DirecTV

Tuesday, September 14th – 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. EST on the Documentary Channel

To watch a trailer and see the full schedule, visit the Documentary Channel site. Don’t get the Documentary Channel? Keep an eye out for the DVD release, coming up in just a few weeks!

By the way, if you’re not familar with the Maysles Brothers films, start with SALESMAN (my personal favorite) then catch Celia’s wonderful film WILD BLUE YONDER (another personal favorite). Still not convinced, read Peter Schilling’s reviews of SALESMAN and WILD BLUE YONDER (this was part of SMOKE AND MIRRORS, his post about the 17th James River Film Festival, which was also reposted here on the Journal).

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