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Jay Myself (2019)

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JAY MYSELF documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home--the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as "The Bank." Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay's protégé, noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Jay's life as an artist, mentor, and man; a man grappling with time, life, change, and the end of an era in New York City.

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In the end, the viewer might find herself both feeling the loss at the center of Maisel and Wilkes's letting-go process and craving a similar grotto of her own.

September 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Whether this is all for the sake of art or not, it can be too nauseating to peer into from the outside.

July 31, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Wilke views his old mentor with affection, but with a supreme awareness of what a crazy-charismatic crank he can be.

July 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a fun journey.

July 30, 2019 | Full Review…

A fascinating look at an artist's life.

July 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Maisel is a lovable curmudgeon, and I feel fortunate to have discovered him through this film.

October 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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