Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Criterion Collection Edition #123

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.

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Grey Gardens
  • Grey Gardens

    Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer • 1976 • United States

    Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampt...

Extras

  • GREY GARDENS Commentary

    Recorded in 2001, this audio commentary features filmmakers Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, and Susan Froemke.

  • Little Edie on GREY GARDENS

    Little Edie Bouvier Beale was interviewed by Kathryn G. Graham for the April 1976 issue of "Interview" magazine. Audio excerpts from their conversation are presented here.

  • John Bartlett on GREY GARDENS

    In the following interview, shot by filmmaker Albert Maysles in 2001, designer John Bartlett addresses GREY GARDENS’ impact on him personally and on the design community at large.

  • Todd Oldham on GREY GARDENS

    In the following interview, shot by filmmaker Albert Maysles in 2001, designer Todd Oldham addresses GREY GARDENS’ impact on him personally and on the design community at large.

  • The Beales of Grey Gardens

    Directed by Albert Maysles and David Maysles • 2006 • United States

    The 1976 cinema vérité classic Grey Gardens, which captured in remarkable close-up the lives of the eccentric East Hampton recluses Big and Little Edie Beale, has spawned everything from a midnight-movie cult following to a Br...

  • Albert Maysles on THE BEALES OF GREY GARDENS