Films Showing

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

1975 / 94min / DCP

DIRECTOR: ALBERT & DAVID MAYSLES

"I only care about three things: the Catholic Church, swimming, and dancing." So goes the gospel according to Edith "Little Edie" Beale, who in the 1970s, together with her brow-beating elderly mother, Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier lived in the hermetic squalor of a dilapidated East Hamptons manor. Their encounter with filmmakers Al and David Maysles resulted in one of the most iconic verité films ever made. Respectively first cousin and aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, staunch characters of the first order, and offbeat fashion icons, the Edies are among the most imminently quotable subjects in documentary history, yet behind their clamorous laughter lies a quietly wrenching story of mutually-destructive mother-daughter codependency.

Screening as part of Mother's Day at Metrograph.