It’s true! Little and Big Edie Beale will grace the big screen once again when this cult classic documentary opens in select theaters (starting at Film Forum in New York) this March, thanks to Janus Films.
The East Hampton socialites-turned-recluses created a most unusual following when this doc, directed by Albert and David Maysles, first came out in 1976. The film takes place in the once lavish and stunning 28-room mansion lovingly named Grey Gardens after the color of its dunes, cement garden, and grey sea mist.
The staunch characters who occupy Grey Gardens live in a world all their own, and while Little Edie may complain that all she wants is a day at the beach or that her “days at Grey Gardens are limited,” there is a deep connection between mother and daughter—one that lasts until Big Edie’s death in 1977, a year after the documentary premiered.
Living among raccoons (of which Little Edie fed white bread regularly) and general disrepair, the direct relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis never left their home at Grey Gardens—creating a ethereal yet beautiful world that many did not understand.
We are so excited to see this film reclaim its former glory in a 2k restoration and will definitely be sitting front row wearing our best costumes while tossing a couple roses in Little Edie’s honor. In the meantime, check out the trailer:
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