Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Documentary: The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles
Documentary at Little Art Theatre
Times: Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Directed by lauded filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who won the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film, The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success story reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.

See trailer here.
Read more on the Little Art website.