THAT SUMMER With Jerry Torre, and co-author Tony Maietta in person, and a signed copy of The Marble Faun



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Mon, Oct 29, 2018 7:00 PM


REAL TO REEL - Sponsored by Stu & Ginger Polisner

A sequel to Donna Fastenau’s Staff Pick: Grey Gardens


Monday, October 29 at 7 pm | Members $40 | Public $50

With Jerry Torre, and co-author Tony Maietta in person, and a signed copy of The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens: A Memoir of the Beales, the Maysles Brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy

Jerry Torre, ‘The Marble Faun’ of Grey Gardens returns to the Cinema Arts Centre with his new memoir and a special screening of That Summer, the prequel to the Maysles Brothers’ Grey Gardens. In the summer of 1972, Lee Radziwill asked photographer Peter Beard to help her make a film about her childhood on Long Island. Radziwill's eccentric cousins, Edith Bouvier Beale and her mother Edith Ewing Bouvier, then became the focus of the project.

Welcome to Grey Gardens … as you’ve never seen it before. Three years before the Maysles’ landmark documentary introduced the world to Edith and Edie Beale, the unforgettable mother-daughter (and Jackie O. relatives) living in a decaying dream world on Long Island, renowned photographer Peter Beard chronicled life at their crumbling estate during one summer in 1972. This long-lost footage, featuring glimpses of luminaries like Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Truman Capote, is assembled into a one-ofa-kind family portrait bursting with the loving squabbles, quotable bon mots, and impromptu musical numbers that would make Big and Little Edie beloved cultural icons. (USA, 2018, 82 min., NR, English | Dir. Goran Hugo Olsson)

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens is Jerry Torre's touching and at times haunting memoir about his teenage days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens and two feature-length films. The book, co-written with film historian Tony Maietta, is a behind-the-scenes look at Big and Little Edie and their bizarre and reclusive life of squalor amidst the tremendous wealth of East Hampton, the family bond that developed between Jerry and them, and the day everything was turned upside down forever with the arrival of documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles.

Edith Bouvier Beale and Peter Beard. Photograph: Peter Beard