Festival Pass - STAUNCH! Second Annual Grey Gardens Festival
A Weekend Celebrating Grey Gardens
This year Staunch loosely draws upon the world of the Bouvier-Beales - their past, their influences, and the life of one of the people they had a profound effect upon. On Friday we will start with the basics - Grey Gardens itself, and our panel will include executive producer Lucy Donnelly who did extensive research for the HBO narrative film, also titled Grey Gardens. A double feature of films from the '30's, the era of Little Edie's youth, explores the tension between women's familial allegiances, societal expectations, and their own ambitions- Blonde Venus starring Little Edie's beloved (and Big Edie's despised) Marlene Dietrich, and Imitation of Life. Exploring the other side of the Bouvier coin, represented by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Albert Maysles will screen Robert Drew's Primary, which follows JFK's first primary election - an early example of the intimate Direct Cinema style that informed Grey Gardens. The festival concludes Sunday with a brunch celebration of sculptor and one-time Grey Gardens handyman, Jerry "The Marble Faun" Torre, and a screening of The Beales 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.
For Sale: Grey Gardens books, posters, DVDs, T-shirts, original Grey Gardens film programs and tote bags, all proceeds going towards the Maysles Institute's cinema and education programs.
Thanks to all who came last year - the proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise bought us our new theater seats!
Full Schedule of events:
>>> Friday, June 18th, 7:30 pm <<<
Dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min.
-Followed by a panel discussion with Albert Maysles, Lucy Barzun Donnelly (Executive Producer, HBO's Grey Gardens), other speakers TBA.
>>>Saturday, June 19th <<<
1930's Ambitious Women Pre-Code Matinee Double Feature
>>>3:00 pm <<<
Dir. Josef von Sternberg, 1932, 93 min
>>> 5:00 pm <<<
Imitation of Life
Dir. John M. Stahl, 1934, 111 min
>>> 7:30 pm <<<
Robert Drew's "Primary" & discussion with Albert Maysles
Dir. Robert Drew, 1960, 60 min.
>>>Sunday, June 20th <<<
Brunch Screening with Jerry "The Marble Faun" Torre
- 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 Marble Faun of Grey Gardens
Dir. Jason Hay & Steve Pelizza, work-in-progress, 13 min.
- 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.
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