"Staunch!: The Ultimate Grey Gardens Festival" Presented June 12-14

News   "Staunch!: The Ultimate Grey Gardens Festival" Presented June 12-14 A weekend celebrating the Beales of Grey Gardens — the inspiration for the Maysles brothers' cult classic documentary, the Tony-winning Broadway musical and the recent non-musical HBO Films presentation — will be presented June 12-14 at The Maysles Institute in Manhattan.

Entitled "Staunch!: The Ultimate Grey Gardens Festival," the weekend of events will be curated by Rebekah and Sara Maysles.

"Staunch!," according to press notes, "is a tribute to the documentary film and most of all, to its many, many fans. Hang out in our living, breathing diorama of Big and Little Edie's bedroom as recreated by artists and designers, with ephemera, speciality foods and sound booths with outtakes of dialogue from the two ladies."

The line-up of events for the weekend follow:

June 12
8 PM: Screening of "Grey Gardens"

Unpacking Grey Gardens Panel
"Grey Gardens" player Jerry Torre (aka The Marble Fawn)
Michael Henry Adams, author of "Harlem: Lost and Found"
Grey Gardens musical composer Scott Frankel
Mr. Mickey, Paper Magazine
Albert Maysles, "Grey Gardens" director June 13
1 PM: Screening of "Grey Gardens"
4 PM: Book signing of the new "Grey Gardens" book: authors Rebekah and Sara Maysles along with Albert Maysles
8 PM: Live cabaret show, sing along contests, prizes. Come perform, join in or sit on the sidelines.

June 14
2 PM: Screening of "The Beales of Grey Gardens"
5 PM: Screening of "Grey Gardens"

The Maysles Institute is located at 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard, NYC. For more information visit www.mayslesinstitute.org.