• Ends Thursday


    Dir. Lauren Greenfield, USA, 2012, 100 min., PG, 35mm
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    With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES follows billionaires Jackie and David Siegel’s riches-to-rags story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream. The film opens on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-sq. ft. mansion inspired by Versailles. Since a booming timeshare 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. This riveting film follows the impact of this turn of fortune and is fraught with delusion, denial and self-effacing humor.

    “An outrageous, despicable, guiltily hilarious and appropriately superficial good time.” —Christopher Campbell, MOVIES.COM