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Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer

Grey Gardens

95' - 1975 - Drama, Comedy, Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer With: Edith Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers
The Maysles brothers pay visits to Edith Bouvier Beale, nearing 80, and her daughter Edie. Reclusive, the pair live with cats and raccoons in Grey Gardens, a crumbling mansion in East Hampton. Edith is dry and quick-witted - a singer, married but later separated, a member of high society. Edie is voluble, dresses - as she puts it - for combat in tight ensembles that include scarves wrapped around her head. There are hints that Edie came home 24 years before to be cared for rather than to care for her mother. The women address the camera, talking over each other, moving from the present to events years before. They're odd, with flinty affection for each other.

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Credits

Director

Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer

With

Edith Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Editor

Susan Froemke, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer

Producer

Albert Maysles, David Maysles

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1975

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