That Summer

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That Summer
CertificatePG
Year2017
GenreDocumentary
DirectorGöran Hugo Olsson
LanguageEnglish
CountrySweden/USA/Denmark
Running Time1HR 20MINS
SeasonMain Programme

A fascinating look at an aborted documentary project that led to the legendary film about Jackie Kennedy’s 'eccentric' relatives.

Summer, 1972: photographer Peter Beard and Jackie O’s socialite sibling Lee Radziwill work together on a film about her relatives and the sisters’ childhood in the Hamptons.

After the project was abandoned, Albert and David Maysles made the 1975 documentary classic Grey Gardens. Lost for decades, this extraordinary footage, which focuses on a vibrant and profoundly influential creative community in Montauk (Long Island) in the 1970s – some shot by Andy Warhol – re-emerges in Göran Hugo Olsson’s fascinating documentary. Olsson uses it as the heart of a hauntingly poignant portrait of the two women, and the many lives they touched.

"Once the film turns itself over to the footage of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, this movie comes into its own as a fascinating companion piece and prequel to the Maysles Brothers film." - DAN CALLAHAN, THE WRAP

Note: That Summer contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


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