Film: The Queen of Versailles
10/06/2012, 2:00 PM to 3:40 PM
Admission: $8 / $6 mem, free for VIP Film Pass holders. map
Heralded as “a portrait of the American dream gone amok,” this documentary film, which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, has all of the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy. Following billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story, the film opens on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. Since a booming time-share business built on the real-estate bubble is financing it, the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and seals the fate of its owners. The impact of this turn of fortune is documented over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humor.To purchase tickets by phone please call 901.544.6208.
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2012 | 100 minutes