"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. A double feature of the original 1976 cult favorite documentary, Grey Gardens preceded by Beales of Grey Gardens, the 2006 film edited from outtake material of Grey Gardens. Grey Gardens will be followed by a Q&A with Co-director Albert Maysles.
5:00pm The Beales of Grey Gardens Dir. Albert Maysles & David Maysles, 2006, 91 min.
7:00pm Grey Gardens Dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min.
About the Films:
Grey Gardens 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.
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. Q&A with co-Director Albert Maysles
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