Grey Gardens - The Criterion Collection

18/04/2016
  |  Buy to Own: 18/04/2016
  |  94 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary about two former socialites living in abject squalor in New York in the 1970s. Directed by brothers Albert and David Maysles, this film documents the lives of two women, Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale Jr., cousins of former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The pair lived at Grey Gardens, a decrepit mansion in upstate New York, in utter squalor and self-imposed isolation. After their living conditions were exposed in the gutter press, Jackie Onassis convinced husband Aristotle Onassis to pay for a clean up at the mansion and this film was made during the renovation effort.