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Saturday, August 05, 2006

the beales of grey gardens

The Maysles, the brothers who did the Grey Gardens documentary some thirty years ago, have gone through their archives and put together a special film which they have titled 'The Beales of Grey Gardens'.

A love letter to the fans of the original film, THE BEALES OF GREY GARDENS is drawn entirely from never-before-seen material from the Maysles archive. Edited from hours and hours of footage shot between 1973 and 1976, THE BEALES captures 'Big' Edie and 'Little' Edie at their resplendent, dazzling and exasperating bestý philosophizing on God, love and war amidst the disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion, with a montage tribute to Little Edieýs inimitable style as she models a succession of her showstopping outfits. In its unforgettable detail, this intimate and transfixing portrait of the Beales, now iconic figures since the release of GREY GARDENS some thirty years ago, brings us ever closer to the baroque mystery of their lives together.
Leslie and I are going to a midnight screening tonight at the IFC, and plan on drinking heavily beforehand. In other news, the feature film version of Grey Gardens - starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, has begun production. Here's a little faggoty clip that I found on youtube.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

love grey gardens!

8/07/2006 10:54 PM  

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