|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale||...||
|Edith Bouvier Beale||...||
|Caitlin Harris||...||assistant editor|
|Noëlle Penraat||...||negative preparation (as Noelle Penraat)|
|Chris Ramey||...||on-line editor|
|Annie Venesky||...||assistant editor|
|David Maysles||...||sound recordist|
|Anne Pope||...||re-recording mixer|
|Max Cavanaugh||...||special thanks|
|Michael Chaiken||...||special thanks|
|Molly Fair||...||special thanks|
|Susan Froemke||...||special thanks|
|Liliana Greenfield-Sanders||...||special thanks (as Lily Greenfield-Sanders)|
|Adam Markiewicz||...||special thanks|
|Alison Markiewicz||...||special thanks|
|Muffie Meyer||...||special thanks|
|Jerry Torre||...||special thanks (as Gerard Joseph Torre)|
|Lois Wright||...||special thanks|
- Maysles Films (2006) (United States) (theatrical)
- Criterion Collection, The (2006) (United States) (DVD)
- Diamond Time (music clearances)
Mother and daughter - Big Edie and Little Edie Beale - live with six cats in a crumbling house in East Hampton. Little Edie, in her 50s, who wears scarves and bright colors, sings, mugs for the camera, and talks to Al and David Maysles, the filmmakers. Big Edie, in her 70s, recites poetry, comments on her daughter's behavior, and sings "If I Loved You" in fine voice. She talks in short sentences; her daughter in volumes. The film is episodic: friends visit, there's a small fire in the house, Little Edie goes to the shore and swims. She talks about the Catholic Church. She's ashamed that local authorities raided the house because of all the cats. She values being different.
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|Trivia||Early in the film there is a conversation between Little Edie and the Maysles brothers in which they speculate on who might play the two Edies in a dramatized movie version of their lives. Little Edie says she doesn't want any actress to play her. Off screen, one of the Maysles brothers suggests Ethel Barrymore for the role of Big Edie. Ethel Barrymore was the great-aunt of actress 'Drew Barrymore', who ultimately played Little Edie in the 2009 dramatized movie Grey Gardens (2009). See more »|
|Movie Connections||Follows Grey Gardens (1975). See more »|
|Soundtracks||You Oughta Be in Pictures See more »|
Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale:
I went to Mass up until the time I was 28 years old!
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale: That's how she got so fat, not getting up on Sunday to go to Mass.
Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale: Oh! What a whopper!
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale: It keeps you very thin!
Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale: I'm not going to church to keep thin! I'm going to go because I love the Lord!
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