Grey Gardens (Masters of Cinema)
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From the filmmakers behind Salesman (1969) and The Rolling Stones` Gimme
Shelter (1970), the Maysles Brothers present another of their `non-fiction
features`, this time an impossibly intimate, absorbing insight into the lives of
two eccentric and reclusive women: Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie. As
aunt and cousin Jackie Onassis, `Big Edie` and `Little Edie` lived together as
high-society dropouts in a squalid mansion in wealthy East Hampton. What was
once a grand summer residence has been reduced to a fortress of fleas, feral
cats, and filth, the gardens long gone to seed and Big Edie and Little Edie
confined to just a few of the twenty-eight rooms.
Together they invent a world with their house as a stage where life`s disappointments and pleasures are recycled into riveting performances, performances which have gone on to earn Little Edie`s reputation as a fashion genius and philosopher queen.
This true cult classic - which has inspired a current Broadway show, a centre page fashion spread in both Vogue and Harper`s Bazaar, and a Hollywood "remake" - prompted the intervention of Jackie O, to save the couple from a hazardous health eviction order and any further "embarrassment" for the family.
Interview with Albert Maysles, Exclusive booklet
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 Full Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 94 minutes
Production Year: 1976
Main Language: English