Double bill: Grey Gardens & That Summer

Wednesday 20 June / 6.30pm / The Box  / £8/£6, booking required

 

FACT and Liverpool Pride present a double bill of classic film Grey Gardens, and newly released That Summer.

 

This summer Liverpool Pride are exploring how LGBTQ+ people fit in with and expand the traditional ideas of what a family might be, in homage to the work of the Michael Causer Foundation, who work to make secure living and learning environments for young LGBTQ+ people.

 

Grey Gardens has become a phenomenon in the queer world for its warts and all portrayal of Big and Little Edie, the mother and daughter cousins of Jaqueline Kennedy/Onassis, who are living in self-induced squalor in the house of the same name. Their epic disregard for the norms of life has become a byword for seeing the world with heroic difference.

 

With the release of That Summer, our ongoing fascination with Big Edie and Little Edie is piqued once more. The film uncovers footage lost for decades shot by Andy Warhol, Peter Beard and the socialite sister of Jackie Onassis, Lee Radziwill, who formed a vibrant and profoundly influential creative community with the likes of Truman Capote and Mick Jagger in Montauk in the 1970s.

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