"Grey Gardens" (1976) and Panel [STAUNCH! 2nd Grey Gardens Festival]
STAUNCH: A Grey Gardens Festival II
(Curated by Rebekah and Sara Maysles)
Kicking off a weekend celebrating the two Edith Beales, their influences, and the lives they touched, the Maysles Cinema presents "Grey Gardens", the original 1976 documentary. Followed by a panel discussion with Albert Maysles, Lucy Barzun Donnelly (Executive Producer, HBO's Grey Gardens), other speakers TBA.
"I knew I'd never regret it, but I didn't know it would be as good as this!" - Little Edie after watching Grey Gardens, 1975
"I enjoyed it... I laughed myself sick it's terribly amusing. And it's hilarious, and then terribly sad you'll cry, too." - Big Edie after watching Grey Gardens, 1975
Dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min.
Meet Big and Little Edie Bealehigh-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An impossibly intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, Albert and David Maysles's 1976 Grey Gardens quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. The film and the Beales themselves have since inspired fashion lines, songs, a broadway musical, several off-broadway shows, and a 2009 HBO film.
Followed by a panel discussion with Albert Maysles, Lucy Barzun Donnelly (Executive Producer, HBO's Grey Gardens), other speakers TBA.
STAUNCH! The Second Annual Grey Gardens Festival, June 18th - 20th, loosely draws upon the world of the two Edith Bouvier-Beales - their past, their influences, and the life of one of the people they had a profound effect upon, Jerry "The Marble Faun" Torre. Film screenings, panels, an art exhibit and a special brunch on Sunday round out this weekend celebrating everything Grey Gardens.
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