Detroit Film Theatre


ALBERT MAYSLES IN PERSON with GREY GARDENS

Saturday, October 20, 2007

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Fees Apply

(US—1976—a film by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Susan Froemke)

Behind the walls of a once-grand East Hampton estate, we meet – up-close and very personal – Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, “Little Edie.” Upon meeting them, the Beales, reclusive relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, can perhaps best be described as “high-society dropouts,” living together amid the decay and often alarming disorder of their deteriorating, ramshackle East Hampton mansion known as Grey Gardens. The intimacy the Maysles managed to achieve with their subjects is still every bit as jaw-dropping as it is moving; Grey Gardens has gone on to become a cult classic, establishing Little Edie as a fashion icon and even spawning a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. A Q&A session with Albert Maysles will follow the screening, after which he will show clips of his much-anticipated new work-in-progress, a film autobiography of his remarkable life and work. (3 hours total)

“Extraordinary. One of the most complete descriptions of a relationship ever seen on film, and one of the most beautiful.”  -Peter York, London Sunday Times

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