The Queen of Versailles,
presented with filmmaker Lauren Greenfield

| 2012 | 100 min. | |
A Film by Lauren Greenfield

Saturday August 03, 2013


$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Lauren Greenfield

The filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield, will be conducting a Q&A after the screening.
Don’t forget to come to her photography workshop on August 1 and a screening of her other film, Thin, on August 2.

David Siegel grew his enormous wealth in the time-share business.  He felt he was doing much more than selling vacations: he was providing a view into the world of the affluent, to those who could otherwise not afford it.  This meant his customers handing over their credit cards in exchange for a few days in remarkably opulent apartments.  While giving them a glimpse of what life could be with enough money, Siegel was building his own private Xanadu in Florida.  Then comes the sub-prime mortgage collapse.  The Queen of Versailles documents, with miraculous compassion, the decline of an all-too American family whose ambitions are cut down to size by the exposure of the falsehood which underlies their way of life: the American Dream when paid for on credit.

 

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"It's like a champagne bath laced with arsenic."
--Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"An indelible portrait of an American family at its most blithely macabre."
--Michael Phillips, The Chicgo tribune

Sundance winner for Best Director of a Documentary

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