Friday, September 16, 2022
GREY GARDENS – David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.
Screening with Documentary Now season 50 episode 1: “Sandy Passage” – 21 min
An in depth look at the daily lives of two aging socialites and their crumbling estate. This mother and daughter live in extreme squalor, but the documentarians find more than just dirt and clutter on the property.
Screening as part of the series Documentary Now…And Forever!
- Running Time 116 minutes
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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