September 7th, 2012
The Queen of Versailles was one of Sundance's most talked about documentaries, and the film is finally in UK and Irish cinemas today! With 4 Star reviews today in The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times, and Time Out's Critic Choice, and magazines Empire, Total Film and Little White Lies also publishing their 4 Star reviews, the press confirm The Queen of Versailles as must-see. So what are you waiting for, head to queenofversailles.co.uk to book your tickets NOW! The film is also our 100th theatrical film release, and we are celebrating this on the blog and social media, read more about the Dogwoof 100 here.
In The Queen of Versailles we meet Jackie and David Siegel and their eight children; Jackie is a former beauty queen and David is the billionaire “Time-Share King” of the world, and they are building their dream home – the USA’s largest single domestic home - modelled on the Versailles palace in France. And then the economic crisis hits. The Queen of Versailles is their story and how, in the face of the worst economic crisis in 100 years, Jackie, David, their children, maids, dogs, employees and business associates struggle to keep the time-share business afloat and finish their dream-home: Versailles, Florida.
You can also read more on the film with The Sunday Times Magazine cover story, feature articles in The Economist, The Telegraph, The Independent and The Guardian, and interviews with director Lauren Greenfield in The Observer and Birds Eye View Film Festival! The film was also featured on BBC Radio Front Row and Robert Elms shows yesterday.
For those in London, head to Beach London for a MASS exhibition The Queen of Versailles, which celebrates the release of the film. The exhibition sees emerging contemporary artists responding to the films themes in a variety of media and is open until 13th Sept 2012 - for more details see the MASS website.
On Tuesday 2nd October Picturehouse cinemas will screen the film across all their sites nationwide, in their monthly Picturehouse Docs slot - find those cinemas and book tickets here