Grey Gardens

Friday, June 13th, 7:30pm

Grey Gardens

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min.

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.

Q&A with director Albert Maysles, Jerry "The Marble Faun" Torre, a character in Grey Gardens, comedian/actor/writer Taylor Negron (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Bio-Dome, Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout and The Aristocrats) and historian Michael Henry Adams ("Harlem Lost and Found" and the upcoming book "Homo Harlem").