Archive of films Grey Gardens / Grey Gardens

USA
1976, 94 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2004

Grey Gardens is the unbelievable, but true, story of Mrs. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who live in a world of their own, behind the towering privets that surround their decaying 28-room East Hampton mansion known as “Grey Gardens“. No one had ever shared their strange life - until the Maysles arrived with their camera. 


Synopsis

Grey Gardens is the unbelievable, but true story of Mrs. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Mother and daughter live in a world of their own in their nearly condemned 28-room East Hampton mansion known as “Grey Gardens”. Mrs. Beale, a.k.a “Big Edie”, was born an aristocrat, sister of “Black Jack” Bouvier, Jackie Onassis’ father. “Little Edie” was an aspiring actress who put her New York life on hold to care for her mother and never left her side again. Together they descended into a strange life of dependence and eccentricity that no one had ever shared until the Maysles arrived with their camera. The women bicker, prattle, and flirt like characters out of Tennessee Williams or Eugene O’Neill. The film is a record of the powerful and complex relationship between mother and daughter.

Contacts

Maysles Films, Inc
250 West 54th Street, NY 10019, New York
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 582 6050
Fax: +1 212 586 2057
E-mail: info@mayslesfilms.com
www: www.mayslesfilms.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Susan Froemke
Dir. of Photography: Albert Maysles
Editor: Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer
Producer: Albert Maysles, David Maysles
Production: Maysles Films
Contact: Maysles Films, Inc

Guests

Albert Maysles

Tanja Meding

Producer


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