Written by Chris Kriofske
USA, 1975. 94 min Cast: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edie Beale; Cinematographer: Albert & David Maysles; Producers: Susan FrÃ¶mke, Albert & David Maysles; Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer
Despite the current ubiquity of tabloid and reality-based television, if youâ€™re viewing Grey Gardens for the first time, you really havenâ€™t seen anything quite like it. Even if youâ€™re familiar with the Maysles Brothersâ€™ other â€œdirect cinemaâ€ (cinema verite) documentaries, arguably none of their subjects are as memorably eccentric as 79 year-old Edith Bouvier Beale and her fiftysomething daughter, Edie.