19 – 21 June, 2018
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The eccentric duo manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait and widely considered to be a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking, Grey Gardens follows their compelling day-to-day lives, quickly became a cult classic, and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.
This film is the very definition of truth being stranger than fiction. It’s a riveting and bittersweet look at a mother and daughter and their eccentric lifestyle. It’s a cult classic for a reason.
Georgia Stride, Film Hub Scotland Knowledge & Network Coordinator