DIRECTOR: ALBERT & DAVID MAYSLES
Sculptor Jerry Torre—dubbed “The Marble Faun” by Little Edie—will introduce both screenings.
"I only care about three things: the Catholic Church, swimming, and dancing." So goes the gospel according to Edith "Little Edie" Beale, who in the 1970s, together with her brow-beating elderly mother, Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier lived in the hermetic squalor of a dilapidated East Hamptons manor. Their encounter with filmmakers Al and David Maysles resulted in one of the most iconic verité films ever made. Respectively first cousin and aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, staunch characters of the first order, and offbeat fashion icons, the Edies are among the most imminently quotable subjects in documentary history, yet behind their clamorous laughter lies a quietly wrenching story of mutually-destructive mother-daughter codependency.
Jerry the Marble Faun was born in New York in 1955. He grew up in Kensington, Brooklyn, and held his first exhibition in 2014 at Jackie Klempay Gallery. His work was included in the 2015 Outsider Art Fair in New York, where he received press including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Observer, Forbes, Vogue, Interview, and Architectural Digest. In 2016, He participated in group exhibitions at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York and CANADA, New York. He has upcoming group shows at Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, The Bureau of General Services, Queer Division, and a solo presentation with SITUATIONS, New York. He was awarded a residency at the Elaine de Kooning House on Long Island.