We’re excited to announce that we have 50 pairs of tickets to attend an advance screening of the critically acclaimed, Sundance award winning documentary The Queen of Versailles, one of our most anticipated films of the summer (seriously, you nerds can have your Batman, we want another documentary of disastrous proportions ala last year’s Tabloid). The screening will happen on Monday, July 23 at 7:30 PM at the Ritz 5. To enter, e-mail us your 2011 income (or dream income) and we’ll choose winners at random. Only one entry per household; if you’ve won advance screening tickets for anything through Cinedelphia within the past 60 days then you’re ineligible, sorry (you people have seen enough free movies). G’luck!
Directed by lauded filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who won the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film, The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis.
With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.