Thursday, 3 July 2008

Genteel Poverty

That's funny. Hilarious. Genteel Poverty. My word. (I'd like to try that)

"Albert and David Maysles offer a compelling cinéma vérité view of the complexity of mother-daughter relations and genteel poverty in this affectionate documentary portrait of 79-year-old Edith Bouvier Beale and her 55-year-old daughter, Edie. Together in their once-stately Long Island mansion, they live in only one of its 28 rooms, cooking on a hot plate and sharing it all with a brood of cats and fleas. This eccentric and enchanting duo, revealed to the public upon the film’s 1976 release, was related to Jackie Onassis."-Sundance Channel

Photo Credit: Frozen Meat

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