Brunch Screening with Jerry "The Marble Faun" Torre, "The Beales of Grey Gardens"
Light brunch fare and mimosas available before, during and after the screenings/discussion.
The Beales of Grey Gardens
Dir. Albert Maysles & David Maysles, 2006, 91 min.
The 1976 cinema vérité classic Grey Gardens, which captured in remarkable close-up the lives of the eccentric East Hampton recluses Big and Little Edie Beale, has spawned everything from a midnight-movie cult following to a Broadway musical, to a Hollywood adaptation. The filmmakers then went back to their vaults of footage to create part two, The Beales of Grey Gardens, a tribute both to these indomitable women and to the original landmark documentary's legions of fans, who have made them American counterculture icons.
The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens
Dir. Jason Hay & Steve Pelizza, work-in-progress, 13 min.
From the filmmakers: "Jerry Torre's life story unfolds as a classic American tale. A compromising childhood, then a dash for freedom leading him indirectly to Grey Gardens, a formative event in his life. Later awakening to his sexuality in the 1970's in New York City, going on to travel in Europe and the Middle East under unique circumstances, and sadly falling into some of the darker passions in life. Eventually pulling himself up and dusting himself off, he decides to heed a lifelong call to carve stone and discovers his love for the craft. Jerry Torre's sculptures help free him, and he fully develops into the beloved individual he is today."
****Followed by a discussion with sculptor Jerry Torre, about his life with the Beales and beyond! Jason Haye and Steve Pelizza will also be on hand to discuss their work-in-progress film, The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens.****
On Display: Sculptures and drawings by Jerry Torre, Grey Gardens photographs and film-stills by Albert Maysles, photographs by Ron Lieberman (who photographed Little Edie for her Reno Sweeney cabaret performance poster) and other artists 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.
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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