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Grey Gardens

Synopsis
An impossibly intimate, absorbing insight into the lives of two eccentric and reclusive women: Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie. As aunt and cousin to Jackie Onassis, "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" live together as high-society dropouts in a squalid mansion in wealthy East Hampton. What was once a grand summer residence has been reduced to a fortress of fleas, feral cats, and filth, the gardens long gone to seed and Big Edie and Little Edie confined to just a few of the twenty-eight rooms.
Together they invent a world with their house as a stage where life’s disappointments and pleasures are recycled into riveting performances, perfomances which have gone on to earn Little Edie’s reputation as a fashion genius and philosopher queen. This cult classic, which has inspired a current Broadway show, a centre page fashion spread in both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and a Hollywood "remake" - prompted the intervention of Jackie O. to save the couple from a hazardous health eviction order and any further "embarrassment" for the family.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of production
1976
Subjects
Film studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
experimental film & video; fashion; women

Credits

Director
Albert Maysles; David Maysles

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£39.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
91 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Eureka Entertainment

Email
info@eurekavideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.eurekavideo.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8459 8054
Fax
020 8459 5162
Address
Unit 9, Ironbridge Close
Great Central Way
London
NW10 OUF
Notes
An independent distributor specialising in releasing classic and early/silent films on DVD, including the Masters of Cinema curated collection of classic and world cinema. Sale via retail outlets.
 

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