Festival Favorite “Jay Myself” Gets First Trailer

Though he no longer works in the commercial space, artist Jay Maisel is a visionary that has shaped the way we see art.  In February 2015 he decided, after forty-eight years, to sell his home - a 36,000 square-foot building in Manhattan known as “the Bank.”  The decision wasn’t an easy one, and thankfully filmmaker and photographer Stephen Wilkes was there to capture the remarkable end to an unprecedented era.

Jay Myself, which offers an intimate look at Maisel and his extraordinary life and career, has been a festival favorite for much of the last twelve months.  Distributor Oscilloscope just released a trailer for the highly regarded documentary, and the buzz appears to be well earned.

Personal and in-depth, the film looks to hold nothing back as it shines a light on a remarkable man as he attempts to deal with the vast amount of change that is inhabiting the space around him.

Jay Myself will get a national rollout beginning July 31 in New York City.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.