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TV Club: Documentary Now! is equal parts gloomy and hilarious with “Globesman”

Before making their more popular documentary Grey Gardens, Albert and David Maysles self-funded a direct cinema documentary about door-to-door Bible salesmen sludging their way through American suburbs trying to meet looming sales quotas. They had trouble getting the film off the ground. It was dark and depressing and realistic, not exactly the kind of flashy and thrilling documentary distribution companies might jump at.
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