The Queen of Versailles

Queen of Versailles
  • Lauren Greenfield, US Directing Award: Documentary, Sundance Film Festival Awards
    2012

A film by Lauren Greenfield
Starring Jackie Siegel and David Siegel

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple who live in a 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles, built on the success of the time-share industry.

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.

A sad, funny film, full of the wonder of opulence and the shock of decay. —Noel Murray, The Onion

Hilarious and upsetting. Like a Theodore Dreiser novel for our time, infused with the vivid, vulgar spirit of reality TV. Laugh-out-loud funny, with elements of profound tragedy and allegory. —Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

 

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Technical Information

Production Year
2012
Countries of Production
USA, Netherlands
Language
English
Running Time
100 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Sep 9, 2012
11:30am
Saturday, Sep 8, 2012
11:30am
Sunday, Sep 2, 2012
11:30am
Saturday, Sep 1, 2012
11:30am
Sunday, Aug 26, 2012
11:30am
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012
11:30am
Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012
9:45pm · 5:15pm
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 20, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Sunday, Aug 19, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 18, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm
Friday, Aug 17, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
7:30pm · 5:15pm
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 13, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm · 12:00pm
Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm · 12:00pm
Friday, Aug 10, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm
Thursday, Aug 9, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Monday, Aug 6, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm
Sunday, Aug 5, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm
Saturday, Aug 4, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm
Friday, Aug 3, 2012
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:15pm · 2:30pm

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