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Jay Myself

Jay Myself is a movie starring Jay Maisel. Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates an intimate portrait of his mentor, Jay Maisel, as he leaves the 30,000 square foot building in the Bowery that he's inhabited and filled with his...

Running Time
1 hours 19 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Biography
Director
Stephen Wilkes
Writer
Josh Alexander
Actors
Jay Maisel
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates an intimate portrait of his mentor, Jay Maisel, as he leaves the 30,000 square foot building in the Bowery that he's inhabited and filled with his eccentric collection of beautiful random objects for the last 40 years - known as 'The Bank.'

Comments about documentary «Jay Myself» (23)

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Kimberly

I was lucky enough to catch this documentary during its Sundance run, and it really wasn't what I expected. I was pretty sure I'd be seeing an all-out drama about the girls, a documentary about a tiny band and how they got their start. What I got was a very honest, raw look into a very human story. The film is a poignant look at the behind-the-scenes battles of an incredible band, who took the world by storm. It's one of the most amazing stories I've ever seen, and I was really moved by the way they share their story and the sacrifices they have to make to keep their dream alive. It really is an inspirational film. You really feel the struggle and loss of the band's members. In a way, the story isn't about music or their success, but rather about their love for each other. It's a very moving story that is told in a very raw way, without glamorizing anything. It's a film that is very realistic, and one that is very important for anyone who wants to understand the lives of young, talented, people. It's a must-see, and it's definitely a film that's worth watching.

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John

In my experience, documentaries tend to be hit or miss. I think this documentary, titled "Myself," is on the mark. This movie makes you think and it's also funny. The guys are especially funny. After watching the film, I thought it was a good and intelligent film about how we are all connected. It made me think about who I am and how I came to be. I think there is a lot of truth in this movie. I recommend this movie to people who have an interest in how our brains work. It's well-acted and well-written. I would love to see it again. I give this movie a 10 out of 10.

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Joe Reed

I went into this film thinking it would be of a similar nature to the real story. I was pleasantly surprised by how entertaining this documentary really is. It's the kind of documentary that goes through the political process of a young woman and the way that she's trying to get to the top of the food chain. It's a great look into the reality of politics and how much power and money can be used to control people. The documentary is also funny at times and it doesn't try to push any particular point of view or agenda. It's just a very entertaining documentary. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the world and how power works.

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Frances Daniels

The film, though it is hardly ever talked about, is so important and is so different from what we usually see on TV. I have watched it a dozen times and it never fails to move me. It is honest and does not get the 'high-minded' people, the kind who get offended when things like the video of an ape attacking a man or the anti-gay remarks of the professor are made, in this documentary. It shows us how people in the real world are struggling with similar issues as we all do, and how that is a large part of what the film is about. I would strongly recommend it to everyone.

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Marilyn

When I first saw the film, I was taken aback at how honest and sensitive it was. The documentary was so painful to watch and it affected my emotions so much. I couldn't stop thinking about it afterwards. It has to be one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. The passion and determination of the subjects is amazing. The details that go into this documentary are amazing. It is really well done and the fact that the subjects have come out of the experience with such love and forgiveness for the life they lived is really amazing. You cannot go wrong with this documentary. It is just beautifully made. I recommend it to anyone who has the chance to watch it. It is incredibly inspiring and it is also extremely sad. It is well worth watching.

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Thomas Diaz

Watching the film and reading some of the comments that have been posted it made me realize that some people don't even get it. I believe that you have to understand that the film is not a documentary, but an artistic take on a true story. I did think that Mr. Burroughs was a man in the 1970's who was in a bit of a mess, but as I watched this film it seemed to make me realize how much of an artist he was. I also understand why some people think that this is a documentary, but I felt that the director of the film did an amazing job of giving it an artistic feel. For example, I felt that the camera moves around a lot and it is very easy to get lost in the process. I think that the director did an amazing job in getting the subject and the audience to feel as if they were in the room with the subjects. Overall, this was a very special and moving film that I will be adding to my collection.

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Hannah

I love this film, and I was genuinely shocked at the reality of what this film captured. I was expecting to be taken back to a "Happy Days" or "The Fugitive" type of film, but found myself being more aware of how limited the knowledge we have is of the true and horrific extent of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. I'm not sure if it's because I'm Catholic, but I am absolutely shocked at the degree to which the church does not acknowledge this crime. I am appalled by how little was done about it in the 1970's and 1980's, and I feel like I'm back in the 1970's now. I'm wondering if the Church has finally learned the lesson of sex abuse, and I hope this film serves as a warning to all of you.

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Steven Lee

I'm not sure if this is just me or if this movie had something to do with the fact that I like the Beatles, but if I was to choose, I would say this is the most important movie about The Beatles I've ever seen. The movie explores the complex and amazing relationship that these four men had with the Beatles, and it does it in a way that is not depressing. The movie does a fantastic job in making us think about the way the world used to be. Yes, people who saw this film will not be happy, and I'm sure this is true. However, there are many people who were alive at that time who will feel the same way. If you don't like the Beatles or any music, then this movie is not for you. If you love the Beatles, then you will be pleased with this movie.

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Wayne S.

I had never heard of the Gary Douglas case until this documentary. I'm so glad I did. It's one of those documentaries that makes you think twice about what you're doing. You want to avoid a rape? Here's a good, solid reason to keep that distance. Also, there are some really disturbing scenes in the documentary. The movie really puts it all together, so I strongly recommend it. The sad part is, it's almost like a movie you've never seen before. The title comes from Douglas's autobiography, and it's about his rape case. A lot of times you don't have to watch a documentary to know what a documentary is about. If you do, you will know that you can learn a lot about a subject or event through the words of someone who was directly involved. The documentary really does tell the story of the case, and it makes you realize how important it is for society to keep things like this from happening again.

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Patricia G.

People like Joe Battaglia, who can really remember his childhood. This is his memory of his childhood. He is able to recall the magic of his childhood and the people he had as a child. You may not be able to look at his memories in the same way but you will remember his moments of triumph and sorrow. We can all relate to Joe's journey in life. There is no such thing as a perfect life. Life is not an award to be won. Life is to be lived. The movie shows us a life that is perfect and should be experienced. Joe lived it and we all could, but he didn't always live it. He lived it to remember it. That is the mark of a true human being.

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Brian

What a fascinating, and possibly life changing, documentary! It is the sort of film that grabs you and stays with you the entire time. I hope that others will find the film as entertaining as I did, and watch it at least once, for the information it contains. I've never been into food, but I knew that the film was worth watching because of its incredible breadth. I love watching documentaries about the food industry, and this one is very detailed and very revealing. There is a great deal of personal detail about individuals and businesses in this film. The reason I love this film is because it is not a commercial food documentary. You can't watch it and expect to see some commercial product ad. This film is not trying to promote a product, but its main objective is to tell the story of a product and how it is produced. This film is not just about food, but its about food, and it is about people. It is an eye opening story about the power that corporations have in shaping the lives of the people they manage, and the results that can be produced as a result. The food industry has been trying to control the world's food supply since long before it was first defined as such in the mid 20th century. A lot of people have a vested interest in the success of this industry. One can only hope that the film gets a wider audience than it did. I will definitely be looking out for it in the future, and I look forward to hearing about the documentaries that are in the pipeline. The people behind this film have done an amazing job at telling a story that is extremely important to the world. I am now so familiar with the subject matter that I am not surprised at the results it produces. I will never be able to go to the food industry and not be exposed to the food that is produced. I wish that more people would watch this film, and I hope that it inspires more people to look into the food industry. If you want to see a documentary that gets into the meat industry, I recommend "Big Meat" instead of this film.

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Theresa R.

People around the world are waiting for this documentary to come out on DVD. It's not just a documentary of a single war, it's a portrait of the human spirit. If you are in the US, you will love it and if you are not in the US, you will love it. It's one of the most beautiful, intelligent, and inspiring films I've ever seen. The only problem is, it's not on DVD in the US. When will it be on DVD?

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Kyle McCoy

Very, very well done. This documentary is a history lesson. Not for your kids, but for all of us.

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Lori Russell

I've watched a few of these documentaries, and they've always brought back the same feelings. I'm really proud to be from Appalachia, and I always think that the South was a very dangerous place, filled with rough people, who lived off the land and had to fend for themselves. I'm really thankful that we have still some folks in Appalachia who love and care about this region, and are willing to speak up and tell the truth about what happened to our people and to our land. There are still many people in Appalachia who have the courage to tell the truth, and will continue to tell it until all of Appalachia is safe. This documentary is one of the best I've seen. The interviewees are really interesting, and the filmmaker did a great job of presenting the facts, and the reason behind the climate change. I am extremely proud to be from Appalachia and to be able to tell the truth about what happened to our people, and the reasons behind the climate change.

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Michelle

This is a great documentary about the concept of modern medicine and why it is needed to help people. With the loss of the largest organ in the body (the heart) and many other health problems, many people turn to traditional medicine for answers. However, many people also turn to doctors for a diagnosis, a prescription, or simply for the "treatment". This documentary goes beyond the concept of medicine and shows how modern medicine is being used for profit rather than help. This is something we need to understand and realize. Also, the film shows that many people who are using the use of modern medicine to solve their problems are doing so for reasons that are completely different from the people they are treating. There are no cures, no medical advice, and no other professional that is being paid to help. In some cases, the treatments may have a negative effect on the person who is being treated. This film also shows that the costs of modern medicine can be high, making many people turn to the more traditional forms of treatment. With the cost of cancer treatments and treatment for other diseases and conditions, this film shows how difficult it can be to find doctors that are willing to help. With such an expensive process of finding doctors, many people may feel that they must turn to traditional forms of treatment. This documentary does a great job of showing how people can have an alternative or alternative medicine that helps them, in this case, heal their heart. It also shows the evolution of the ideas of modern medicine and how they are used by doctors and patients. If you are looking for a simple and easy way to understand modern medicine, look no further. I highly recommend this film to all people.

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Philip Alexander

As far as the documentary goes, it's very good. The interviews with him and his friends, his relationship with the government, his job, and his life, are some of the best things I've ever seen. It's funny, touching, and so personal. His story is pretty damn amazing. It's one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and I'm a big fan of Michael Moore, who should be up for an Oscar for this. And his reputation should definitely keep on increasing. The documentary is very well put together, and it is very informative. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys documentaries. I would give this documentary a 9 out of 10, because it's extremely entertaining, very good, and it should definitely be seen by anyone who's interested in the news, and the government, or Michael Moore. I would recommend it to anyone, and I hope this is the first of many documentaries of Michael Moore that will be released. I hope that it gets the credit it deserves.

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Charles S.

This is one of the most important documentaries I have ever seen. It's an overview of how the world today is different than the world in the 1980's. We start with the 1980's. The 1980's were a time when the music and culture of the 80's still exist. The 1980's were also a time when the 80's didn't really existed. You would never know about it. The movie is full of fascinating insights. The movie is the story of two hip hop artists (MC Hammer and DJ Quik) who are part of the very first hip hop group in the 80's. MC Hammer is a popular rap artist in the early 90's and DJ Quik is the DJ for that group. During this time, the rappers get jobs as DJs. They work hard to make a name for themselves and make it to the top. During the 90's, they were part of a bigger group called the New York Dolls, which became famous. During the 90's, they were also part of a group called the "New York Rippers", which became famous. The movie does an amazing job at telling the stories of these rappers and the music they made. The movie is amazing and I can't say enough about it. The film really showed how hard and hard work it was to be famous. We also see how they become famous, but in different ways. At first, they are really hard workers. They work hard to become famous. At the same time, they also become famous. The movie is not just about the music or the artists, but it also shows how hard and hard work it was to be famous. This is a film you need to see, because it's a really important and inspirational story.

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Alexander

I have seen hundreds of people in my life who have been members of gangs, but I have never known anyone who was a member of a gang who was killed. As the story unfolds, it seems that the murder and the cop's cover-up is inevitable. It is easy to understand why people in these towns are scared. Gangs are everywhere. The film ends with a triumphant sound that drowns out the audience, and people who are about to start crying or are about to die. It is a powerful film that will not be forgotten, but it will be remembered for its end. This film has been "filmed" but it is not a documentary. It is a "reality" film. The director, Dean Cain, has chosen to use all the power of the camera to make the audience feel for these people. The only part of the film that I did not like was the "exaggeration" of some of the gang members. They are clearly the people that you would most want to spend the rest of your life with, but they are so over the top that they come across as the complete opposite of the people portrayed in the film. This is not to say that the director and the actors did not do a good job, it is just that the film is better than the average documentary, and so is the film that I have seen. I hope to see more films from Dean Cain, because he has shown me that there is more than one way to do a documentary. And I am looking forward to his next film.

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Henry Schultz

Murdered by In-Laws. Death by In-Laws. Murder in Texas. Jim Hayworth. The only Lone Star hero you need to see in this documentary is Jim Hayworth. Jim was a Texas Ranger with 25 years of experience and a gift for knowing the whereabouts of his murdered girlfriend. Jim has his story told for the first time, and his family has had their story told for the first time, for years. It is so beautiful to see the memories and the pain of the victims and the Texas Rangers. I felt I knew Jim the day he was killed. He is my hero and I feel so bad about the people who did him wrong. It was a sad day for my family and my town, and for the rest of the Lone Star State. Thank you for telling the story Jim. I love you so much and thank you so much for letting me experience the first hand story of Jim Hayworth. Thank you for showing us the truth. Please watch this documentary.

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Ruth Sandoval

This film is about a woman who lives in Africa with her brother and sister, and her life is ruined when a car accident kills her brother. The film is excellent and highly inspirational. It goes in the whole 'poverty in Africa' trend but focuses more on the experience of women in Africa than just the focus on the poor. It shows women in Africa as the real heroes and the film shows that poverty and the spread of AIDS is directly related to a woman not living in a traditional African setting. This is an excellent film for people who want to learn more about the Africa's history and the women in Africa. It shows that women are the real heroes and the film shows the many ways women can fight for their lives and live in a traditional African setting.

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Timothy H.

Saying this film is amazing is a great compliment to the fact that it is inarguably one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. As someone who has seen a variety of documentaries I could not come up with a single person that doesn't agree with this film. The problem with most documentaries is that most of the time they are too long, and not funny. That is not the case with this documentary. The film has been nominated for several awards and will certainly win a few. It should be considered a classic in the world of documentaries, and it should be added to the long list of documentaries that have been nominated for Oscars. It is a must see for anyone interested in politics, psychology, psychology, psychology, or just about anything. Do not miss this one. Great job.

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Megan W.

I saw the movie before I had seen the book, I'm glad I did. I was also really interested in the story that the book was based on. I enjoyed the movie a lot more than I expected. It's good to see how the book turned out. For those who haven't read the book yet, it's a good idea to go to a library and get the book. It's a really good story that's about as good as it gets. The characters in the movie are very well done. And the acting is excellent. I love the way the story was told. The actors, especially the main character, looked like they were really really really great actors. They did such a good job at portraying what they saw on screen. In addition, the movie was very emotional. I felt sad, happy, and disgusted by the same scene. It made me want to go to a library to read the book. So, if you haven't read the book yet, I recommend that you go to a library and pick up the book. It's a good story and it's really good that they made a movie based on it. I can't wait to see the movie again. It will be really good to see again. It's really really really good!

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Jacqueline J.

The best film I've ever seen about the art of film making. The stories of the makers and the craftsmen. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the human drama that can take place in a good old-fashioned movie. Loved it!