Cinema Sunset presents: Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens (1975) by Albert and David Maysles

Grey Gardens (1975) by Albert and David Maysles

Gray Gardens with an introduction by Alexis Blake.
Release: 1975
Runtime: 100 mins
Directors: Albert and David Maysles
Cast: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith ”Little Edie” Bouvier Beale

The Beales, Jacqueline Kennedy’s eccentric aunt and cousin, live in a filthy, decaying, 28-room family mansion amongst the rich in the exclusive East Hampton. Regret and the what-could-have-beens are what they seem to most ponder in their lives. They do not leave the grounds and have their groceries delivered. Edith senior lives primarily in her bedroom, in a twin bed covered with garbage and cats, while Edie junior constantly dreams of a time when she can return to living in New York City, using her mother as an excuse why she can’t.

The documentary Grey Gardens presents us with a serio-comic, tragic reality, through an insight of the fantasies, hopes, dreams and regrets of two, once rich aristocratic women. In a very intimate way the film explores themes like: mother-daughter relationship, co-dependency and decaying aristocracy.

Practical Information:
Tuesday 15 September | Gray Gardens introduced by Alexis Blake
19:30 | studio 209 | Houtlaan 21 | Rotterdam

Please note: Due to the building it is important to come on time.

Cinema Sunset is open for suggestions. Do you want to share a remarkable film with us and give a short introduction on the film of your choice? Please contact Margo Onnes. (margo.onnes[at]gmail[dot]com)

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