Staunch: A Grey Gardens Party

Staunch: A Grey Gardens Party

(In Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Maysles Brothers’ Classic Documentary)

At the Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Highway

Water Mill, NY

Join us for a 5:00 pm reception and Edie (costume) Parade, followed by a 6:00 pm conversation and screening of excerpts from Grey Gardens.

The Maysles Documentary Center, The Parrish Art Museum and Hamptons International Film Festival is presenting a “site specific” conversation and excerpts from the cult classic documentary, Grey Gardens (1976, Janus Films, 95 minutes, Produced by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Susan Froemke; and directed by the Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer), out in the Hamptons where it all went down 40 years ago. Panelists participating in the conversation include Harlem historian Michael Henry Adams, Grey Gardens subject Jerry "the Marble Faun" Torre, Grey Gardens editor and producer Muffie Meyer, and Sara Maysles (daughter of Albert Maysles and co-author of the book Grey Gardens).

In addition, following a long-standing tradition at Grey Gardens screenings, audience members are invited to dress in costume as “Big Edie” or “Little Edie” Beale. The costume contest will be judged by Iris Apfel and Jerry “the Marble Faun” Torre. Prizes included limited edition Grey Garden memorabilia including the original film poster and a new limited edition poster for this event, with art from Rebekah Maysles. Registration for the costume contest is at 5:00pm and parade and contest at 5:30pm.

Ticketing link (NOT Brown Paper Tickets please note)