"But you see in dealing with me, the relatives didn't know that they were dealing with a staunch character. [...] S-T-A-U-N-C-H. There's nothing worse, I'm telling you. They don't weaken, no matter what." - Little Edith Beale. The film that spawned it all is at the center of this three day long celebration of Grey Gardens and 'Staunch Families', with two screenings, on the 11th and 12th of June. Series tickets available for $25: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/180985
On the 11th the film will be followed by extra clips and preceded by the film Back Walking Forward (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/180530, these tickets also go towards the Grey Gardens screening - 2 films for the price of one!)
On the 12th the film will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Albert Maysles and preceded by the Beales of Grey Gardens, created out of the same archive of footage that Grey Gardens was, but with entirely different material.
Grey Gardens Dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min. Meet Big and Little Edie Beale, high-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.
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