With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream. We open 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. We witness the impact of this turn of fortune over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humor.
(newportFILM OUTDOORS) suggested donation of $5/person. In Partnership with the Newport Preservation Society. The film will be preceded by the Newport Community Band at 7:00pm (part of the Arts & Cultural Alliance “BridgeFest 2012”). screening starts at sundown. Director Lauren Greenfield will be in attendance to introduce the film. this is an outdoor film, rain contingency plan at the casino theater. bring a picnic. le petite gourmet & newport wine cellar support newportFILM! Grab a wine and cheese picnic for two ($35) and 10% of your purchase price will benefit newportFILM’s programs. Also, Ride your bike! Bike Newport will be providing a FREE Bike Valet Service. bring your reusable water bottle too! free water stations will be available. tallulah’s taco stand will be selling their gourmet tacos!
|Run time:||USA / 101 min / NR|
|Cast:||Jackie Siegel, Jeff Seigel|
A particularly lurid look at pathological excess.
Masterful. A wickedly funny allegory about the American Dream.