GREY GARDENS (1975) Directed by: David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer
Courtesy of direct cinema pioneers Albert and David Maysles, this discomforting documentary chronicles the everyday lives of a reclusive mother-daughter duo (big and little Edie) who cohabitate in a dilapidated, cat-and-raccoon-infested manse, reminisce about their failed socialite pasts, and allow a camera crew to observe each and every one of their peculiarities. A cult classic? Yes. An intimate portrait for the ages? Undoubtedly. A fly-on-the-wall masterpiece that any documentary film and/or reality TV fan must see? Most definitely!
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