Grey Gardens

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The Wolf Humanities Center and the Cinema and Media Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania present this film series titled Working Through Matter: A Film Series on the Politics and Aesthetics of Material Remains

Grey Gardens
Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1975, 95 min.

Direct cinema filmmaking documents the once glorious and now ruined Long Island estate that houses an eccentric mother-daughter duo. This 28-room decaying house, infested with rodents and cobwebs, provides the material backdrop for the inhabitants and their nostalgia for past wealth, cotillions, and swimming parties.

Film to be followed by conversation.

Series curated by Rahul Mukherjee (Dick Wolf Assistant Professor of Television and New Media Studies), Vikrant Dadawala (PhD Candidate, English/Cinema Studies), and Nancy Lee Roane (Phd Candidate, Comparative Literature/Cinema Studies).