Meet Big and Little Edie Beale -- high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O. - thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. Five years after Gimme Shelter, the Maysles unveiled this impossibly intimate portrait of the unexpected, an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, which has since become a cult classic and established Little Edie as fashion icon and philosopher queen.
Directed by the Maysles brothers, the filmmakers behind Salesman (1968) and The Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter (1969), GreyGardens is a spellbinding documentary about two eccentric and reclusive women, aunt and cousin to Jackie Onassis, living in a squalid mansion in New York's affluent East Hampton district. Big Edie and Little Edie's world is a stage upon which their disappointments and pleasures are played out in front of the camera.