Meet Big Edie 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. An impossibly intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, this funny and occasionally haunting film quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. Grey Gardens has proven to be something quite rare, especially for a documentary: an instantly identifiable American touchstone. Though responses to the film were initially bemused, its irresistible charms have made it one of the most beloved and acclaimed nonfiction films ever made. New 2K digital restoration in honor of the film’s 40th Anniversary, when it premiered at the New York Film Festival. Directed by David and Albert Maysles (Iris, Gimme Shelter), Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer.