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NY Emmy® Nomination Announcement

Grey Gardens

We are thrilled to present the original GREY GARDENS, produced by Albert & David Maysles, which is the basis of the musical now appearing on Broadway, and the Hollywood feature, now in production. GREY GARDENS is a ninety-minute feature documentary of a mother-daughter relationship- the mother, Edith Bouvier-Beale, age 78, and her daughter, also Edith, age 56. Eccentric recluses, they hadn’t left their house in 20 years. The house was in disrepair- a decaying, run down mansion in East Hampton with half-a-dozen cats and several raccoons. As Bouviers, they had felt tied down to the confines of an American aristocratic family. As recluses, they could sing and dance, reminisce and, in sum, just be themselves. In the documentary, their lives appear to be so fascinating there is a Broadway musical based on “Grey Gardens” as well as a Hollywood film in the making starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. The documentary has been shown successfully theatrically (one review praised the two women for “trusting the vulnerability of just being themselves”). Both Edies adored the film, the daughter describing it as a classic and the mother, (2 years later) on her deathbed uttering her last words, “There’s nothing more to say; it’s all in the film.” Some critics were shocked by the openness and non-conformity of the two women; but both the subjects and the filmmakers had to agree with the London Times when it described the film as “Extraordinary. One of the oddest, most beautiful films ever.”

Location: NY NATAS office: 1375 Broadway (between 37th & 38th) Suite 2103

Reception: 6:30 – 7:00 PM ~ Program:

7:00 - 8:30 PM

*Free to Members! $15 for those without current membership

 

RESERVATION REQUIRED due to LIMITED SEATING.

Please Call 212-459-3630 ext. 200 or via EMAIL kjensen@nyemmys.org

Speaker Albert Maysles
Filmmaker Known as “the dean of documentary filmmakers” (N.Y. Times, 2002), Albert Maysles is a pioneer of Direct Cinema. He and his brother David were the first to make nonfiction feature films (GIMME SHELTER, SALESMAN, GREY GARDENS) where the drama of life unfolds as is – without scripts, sets, interviews ...

Filmmaker

Known as “the dean of
documentary filmmakers” (N.Y. Times, 2002), Albert Maysles is a pioneer of Direct
Cinema. He and his brother David were the first to make nonfiction feature films
(GIMME SHELTER, SALESMAN,
GREY GARDENS) where the drama of life unfolds
as is – without scripts, sets, interviews or narration.  In 1955, Albert  made the transition from psychologist to
documentary filmmaker with his first film, PSYCHIATRY IN RUSSIA. In 1960,
he served as co-filmmaker of PRIMARY.  His thirty-six films include WHAT’S HAPPENING?  THE BEATLES IN THE
USA (1964); MEET MARLON BRANDO (1965); five
films on the environmental art projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1972 to
1995); and three documentaries for HBO, including Academy Award-nominee LALEE’S KIN. He has received a
Guggenheim Fellowship, a Peabody, an Emmy®, the award for best cinematography at
Sundance, five Lifetime Achievement Awards, and most recently, the Columbia
Dupont Award (2004). In 1999, Eastman Kodak saluted him as one of the 100
world's finest cinematographers. His latest project, THE GATES (1979-2005), is
currently in post-production. Albert Maysles, in his last appearance here had a
sold-out audience, so be sure to reserve early to ensure a
seat!

Full Description
Organizer Katherine Jensen

When?

Thu, Feb. 8, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

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Where?

NY NATAS
1375 Broadway, Suite 2103