Friday, June 13th, 7:30pm, Grey Gardens, at the Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue at 127th Street. Meet Big and Little Edie Beale—high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An impossibly intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, Albert and David Maysles’ Grey Gardens quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. The film and the Beales themselves have since inspired fashion lines, songs, a broadway musical, several off-broadway shows, and a 2009 HBO film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.
After the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Albert Maysles, Jerry “The Marble Faun” Torre, a character in Grey Gardens, and comedian/actor/writer Taylor Negron (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bio-Dome, Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout and The Aristocrats). More details on the 6th Annual Grey Gardens Festival can be found at the Maysles site: LINK