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Filmmakers’ Gallery: THE BEALES OF GREY GARDENS
August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please join us on Saturday, August 11th from 6-10pm on a special day to honor “GREY GARDENS” for a very exclusive book signing and the sequel documentary’s special screening!
Meet Authors & Our Special Guests for the Evening, Tony Maietta & Jerry Torre; Jerry is featured in both “Grey Gardens” & “The Beales of Grey Gardens”.
6-7pm Cocktail Party with Special Guests
7-7:30pm: Book Signing of “The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens: A Memoir of the Beales, the Maysles”
-A Book Signing with Special Guests, Authors, Jerry Torre and Tony Maietta
7:30-8pm: Conversation with Jerry Torre & Tony Maietta
8pm – “THE BEALES OF GREY GARDENS”
This is the follow-up sequel documentary to the original. Albert Maysles and David Maysles took the unused footage from their 1975 documentary GREY GARDENS and came up with this new film. As with the first, we take a look at Big Edie and Little Edie, the relatives to Jackie Onassis who lived in an estate that was pretty much ran down and which they shared with a various of creatures including cats and raccoons.
Mother and daughter – Big Edie and Little Edie Beale – live with six cats in a crumbling house in East Hampton. Little Edie, in her 50s, who wears scarves and bright colors, sings, mugs for the camera, and talks to Al and David Maysles, the filmmakers. Big Edie, in her 70s, recites poetry, comments on her daughter’s behavior, and sings “If I Loved You” in fine voice. She talks in short sentences; her daughter in volumes. The film is episodic: friends visit, there’s a small fire in the house, Little Edie goes to the shore and swims. She talks about the Catholic Church. She’s ashamed that local authorities raided the house because of all the cats. She values being different.
Watch Clip featuring Special Guest, Jerry Torre: https://youtu.be/pZCoq1QN-_M
VIP TICKET: $15(Includes pre-screening “Cocktail Party & Book Signing”)
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10(“Conversation” segment & screening of “The Beales of Grey Gardens”)