Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
“The Queen of Versailles” (100 min.) is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. 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. This documentary by director Lauren Greenfield was shown at the True/False Film Fest in 2012. Greenfield also directed the film “Thin“ in 2006. Check out the trailer for the film below.