Frost, a psychology professor at Smith College, author of the 2010 book “Stuff,’’ and an expert on compulsive hoarding, will introduce the classic film “Grey Gardens’’ today and tomorrow at the Amherst Cinema at 7:30 p.m.
Q. Were the characters in “Grey Gardens,’’ a real mother and daughter who were the cousins of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, compulsive hoarders?
A. The film sheds some light on that, but it doesn’t show us quite enough information to be able to know exactly. Their reactions to the physical world around them were different than other people’s. They let the home they were living in deteriorate. They started collecting animals, which is a form of hoarding...." More
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