That Summer

That Summer
  • 2018
  • Sweden
  • Directed by: Göran Olsson
  • Cast: Peter Beard, William Vanden Heuvel, Paul Morrissey

Prequel of sorts to the Maysles Brothers’ 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, which portrayed the eccentric socialities Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie; this consists of earlier footage shot by the Maysles for a an abandoned 1972 documentary. The Beales are odd and touching, but it’s a shapeless string of vignettes bookended by an all-too-brief interview.

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That Summer

28 May 20183 stars

Göran Olsson presents a companion piece to the classic Grey Gardens, using unearthed footage of the legendary Beales

For those fascinated by the Maysles brothers' classic 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, a portrait of the eccentric, impoverished socialites Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, this is a Beale-apalooza. It is even a prequel of sorts. In 1972…

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