Staunch! A Grey Gardens Celebration IV : The Marble Faun Of Grey Gardens
The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens
Dir. Steve Pelizza and Jason Hay, 2012, 80 min.
World Premiere Screening!
Jerry Torre was first introduced to the world when he appeared in the 1975 Maysles brother's documentary Grey Gardens. He was a young runaway from Brooklyn who became friends with Mrs. Beale and Edie Beale, acting as both a handyman and companion to the women during his time there. It was then that Edie Beale first nicknamed Jerry "The Marble Faun".
This documentary tells the story of Jerry Torre's colorful and tumultuous life before, during and after his time at Grey Gardens. Jerry's 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 1970s 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.
Jerry has decided he is willing to share his experiences with us so we may be educated, inspired and perhaps even provoked. This promises to be a meaningful journey.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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