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That Summer

2017, Göran Hugo Olsson, Sweden/USA, 80 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, May 25th 2:00pm
  • Fri, May 25th 6:15pm
  • Sat, May 26th 6:15pm
  • Sat, May 26th 8:15pm
  • Sun, May 27th 3:00pm
  • Sun, May 27th 7:45pm
  • Mon, May 28th 5:15pm
  • Tue, May 29th 6:00pm
  • Wed, May 30th 8:15pm
  • Thu, May 31st 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

"Engrossing…those eager for new helpings of Little Edie's quotable humor and campy theatricality won't be disappointed." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"The GREY GARDENS mystique becomes even more intriguing with THAT SUMMER." - Jay Weissberg, Variety

A film that is in effect the prequel to GREY GARDENS grows out of a nostalgic time capsule of the summer of 1972, composed from home movies shot by Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, and Peter Beard, plus four reels of long-shelved footage of Lee Radziwill's and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's eccentric cousins Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, shot for an abandoned Radziwill project by a crew that included the Maysles brothers as hired hands (they would later return to independently make GREY GARDENS). Revelers on the Montauk beach include Warhol and company, Mick and Bianca Jagger, Truman Capote, assorted Kennedys, and more, but the heart of this documentary trove of memories affectionately narrated by Beard is a more family-style look at the lives of Beale mother and daughter as Radziwill attempts to supervise Onassis-funded renovations to their decrepit East Hampton estate while local officials intent on enforcing the building code circle like buzzards. DCP digital. (BS)

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