• That Summer (2018)

That Summer

Release Date: May 18th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

In the summer of 1972, Lee Radziwill asks photographer Peter Beard to help her make a film about her childhood on Long Island. Radziwill's eccentric cousins, Edith Bouvier Beale and her mother Edith Ewing Bouvier, become the focus of the project as they are about to be evicted from their rundown East Hampton property.

Director: Göran Hugo Olsson

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Final Cut for Real, Louverture Films

Keywords: House, Love, Charming, 1970s, Quest, Family, Mother, Endearing, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    This doesn’t entirely work as a self contained entity; the interest and value to audiences is mainly in the background detail it gives to the story of Grey Gardens. show more

  • 80
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    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. show more

  • 75
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    The lack of organization keeps this from being a complete film, or a great one. That Summer is a footnote to “Grey Gardens.” But for those wholly engrossed in the history, the tragedy and the “real Beales,” before “Grey Gardens” set their personas in stone and made them immortal, it’s a fascinating artifact and another piece of the puzzle of who they were before the caricatures took over. show more

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