That Summer

Friday, May 18 - Thursday, June 7, 2018

Welcome to Grey Gardens…as you’ve never seen it before. Three years before the Maysles’ landmark documentary introduced the world to Edith and Edie Beale—the unforgettable mother-daughter (and Jackie O. relatives) living in a decaying dream world on Long Island—renowned photographer Peter Beard chronicled life at their crumbling estate during one summer in 1972. For the first time ever, director Göran Hugo Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975) assembles this long-lost footage—featuring glimpses of luminaries like Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Truman Capote—into a one-of-a-kind family portrait bursting with the loving squabbles, quotable bon mots, and impromptu musical numbers that would make Big and Little Edie beloved cultural icons.

Official selection: Telluride Film Festival, Berlinale, CPH:DOX

  • Country Sweden/USA/Denmark
  • Language English
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 82 minutes
  • Director Göran Hugo Olsson
  • Editor Per K. Kirkegaard, Göran Hugo Olsson
  • Cinematographer Peter Beard, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol, Lee Radziwill
  • Cast Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Lee Radziwill, Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale

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