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Grey Gardens and The Beales of Grey Gardens
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Susan Froemke, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Albert Maysles, David Maysles


This two disc set from Criterion features the Maysles brother documentary Grey Gardens and Albert Maysles new sequel The Beales of Grey Gardens.

Grey Gardens:

Out in East Hampton, behind a cloud of overgrown foliage and weeds, there is a large decaying mansion which is home to Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown-up daughter known as Little Edie. Big and Little Edie are the aunt and first cousin of Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis, and this documentary is a portrait of their unusual life together. When Little Edie left New York, she left behind her dreams of stardom to take care of her aging mother, and together they developed a unique relationship, cloistered away in their fading glory. A stirring portrait by the pioneers of documentary filmmaking, the Maysles Brothers, which has become a cult classic and the subject of a new play and feature film.

 

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GENRES - documentary