Clifton's Esquire Theatre Celebrates Mother's Day with Screenings of 'Mommie Dearest' and 'Grey Gardens'

Camp! Classics! Hoarders!

click to enlarge A still from "Mommie Dearest" - Photo: YouTube
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A still from "Mommie Dearest"

It's all camp and classics this weekend at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton as they tip their hat to mom with a triple bill of films this Mother's Day weekend: Mommie Dearest, The Women and Grey Gardens.

Mommie Dearest, the amazingly over-the-top, Razzie-winning drama starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford tells the story of how Crawford abused her adopted daughter Christina and also passionately hated wire hangers. Screenings 9:30 p.m. May 10 and 2 p.m. May 11.

Starring the actual Joan Crawford, The Women is an all-female high-society comedic drama chock-full of divorces, rivalry, excess, etc. — basically The Real Housewives of 1939 Manhattan. 5 p.m. May 11 and 1 p.m. May 12.

Grey Gardens is a wonderfully rambling documentary by Albert and David Maysles about Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, the eccentric and reclusive aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who reside in the decaying Grey Gardens mansion estate in East Hampton, New York. Big Edie feeds raccoons in the house. It's great. 8 p.m. May 11 and 5 p.m. May 12.

Tickets for the films are $10.25 adults and $7.75 for kids and seniors. Get tickets and more info here

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