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Indie Memphis partners with the Brooks, Rhodes College and the Playhouse to celebrate GREY GARDENS; co-director / editor Muffie Meyer to present the documentary at the Brooks and speak at Rhodes -- Events kick-off Thursday, March 24

GREY GARDENS (2009 HBO FILM)
7 pm Thursday, March 24 @ Brooks Museum of Art
Admission: $8 / $6 for Indie Memphis members and Members of the Brooks



Indie Memphis partners with the Brooks, Rhodes College and the Playhouse on the Square for this special screening of HBO Films' 2009 dramatization of the lives of Edith Bouvier Beale (Drew Barrymore) and her mother, Edith Ewing Bouvier (Jessica Lange), chronicling their rise as prominent socialites in the 1930s and their later years, lived in squalor and seclusion on their bedraggled East Hampton, NY estate.



The screening will be introduced by Jimmy LeDuc, director of the Playhouse's musical production of Grey Gardens, and preceded by a cocktail party with cash bar at 6 pm. (See below for details on the Playhouse production.)



DECADES OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES: MUFFIE MEYER AND RONALD BLUMER
3 pm Friday, March 25 @ Rhodes College -- Blount Auditorium
Admission: FREE



Indie Memphis partners with Rhodes College and CODA at Rhodes to help present this very special lecture. With four Emmys, a Writer's Guild Award, a Peabody, and over 100 programs for public television, it is obvious that Muffie Meyer and Ronald Blumer are great filmmakers. But they are also great speakers- with video clips, sharp wit, and great behind-the-scenes stories you won't find in any book. Don't miss the rare opportunity to hear them speak and participate in the Q&A.



Muffie Meyer was born in New York City and raised in Chicago. Meyer co-directed Grey Gardens with the pioneering cinema verite documentarians David and Albert Maysles, and Ellen Hovde. She also co-edited the film with Hovde. Ronald Blumer has written/produced/or co-produced eighty documentary films, including three series with Bill Moyers, Creativity, A Walk Through The Twentieth Century and The U.S. Constitution. His work has received thirty major awards including four EMMY awards and a George Foster Peabody.



GREY GARDENS (1975 DOCUMENTARY FILM)
2 pm Saturday, March 26 @ Brooks Museum of Art
Admission: $8 / $6 for Indie Memphis members and Members of the Brooks



GREY GARDENS (2007 MUSICAL)
March 25 - April 17 @ The Circuit Playhouse
Admission: Click here for Playhouse box office info



Rub elbows with Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter "Little Edie," -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' most scandalous relatives! Members of Memphis' famed Beale family, they were once the highest of high society, but now the two have become East Hampton's most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated mansion with 51 cats for company. Based on the cult classic documentary, Grey Gardens is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at two indomitable women, and winner of three 2007 Tony Awards!


"Grey Gardens is more than a unique and unmissable musical: It's a Gift!"
~ Rolling Stone.