Albert Maysles and David Maysles

The Beales of Grey Gardens

The Beales of Grey Gardens

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 Broadway musical, to an upcoming Hollywood adaptation. The filmmakers then went back to their vaults of footage to create part two, The Beales of Grey Gardens, a tribute both to these indomitable women and to the original landmark documentary’s legions of fans, who have made them American counterculture icons.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New digital transfer, approved by director Albert Maysles
  • New video introduction by Maysles
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Plus: A new essay by cultural critic Michael Musto

New cover by Sarah Habibi

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Grey Gardens The Beales of Grey Gardens Box Set

Grey Gardens / The Beales of Grey Gardens Box Set

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$39.96

Special Features

  • New digital transfer, approved by director Albert Maysles
  • New video introduction by Maysles
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Plus: A new essay by cultural critic Michael Musto

New cover by Sarah Habibi

The Beales of Grey Gardens
Cast
Edith Bouvier Beale
Her daughter Edie
Gerard Joseph Torre
Lois Wright
Credits
Director
Albert Maysles
Cinematography
Albert Maysles
Editing
Ian Markiewicz
Producer
Tanja Meding
Assistant editor
Caitlin Harris
Assistant editor
Annie Venosky
Director
David Maysles

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Muffie Meyer Revisits Grey Gardens

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