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The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

Mother and daughter - Big Edie and Little Edie Beale - live with six cats in a crumbling house in East Hampton. Little Edie, in her 50s, who wears scarves and bright colors, sings, mugs for the camera, and talks to Al and David Maysles, the filmmakers. Big Edie, in her 70s, recites poetry, comments on her daughter's behavior, and sings "If I Loved You" in fine voice. She talks in short sentences; her daughter in volumes. The film is episodic: friends visit, there's a small fire in the house, Little Edie goes to the shore and swims. She talks about the Catholic Church. She's ashamed that local authorities raided the house because of all the cats. She values being different.

The movie The Beales of Grey Gardens, released in 2006, features 8 songs from artists like Edith Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the Virginia Military Institute Marching Band, Hildegarde and Edith Little Edie Bouvier Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale. What is your favorite song from The Beales of Grey Gardens?

 

Songs from The Beales of Grey Gardens

You Oughta Be in Pictures
Edith Little Edie Bouvier Beale
V.M.I. March
the Virginia Military Institute Marching Band
I Dream Too Much
Hildegarde
Spring Will Be a Little Late
Edith Little Edie Bouvier Beale
Around the World
Edith Little Edie Bouvier Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale
Should I Be Sweet?
Edith Little Edie Bouvier Beale
Don't Ever Leave Me
Edith Little Edie Bouvier Beale
If I Loved You
Edith Bouvier Beale

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