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-to-rags 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. — (C) Magnolia trailer
Mark your calendars now for a very special event. Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm the Kentucky Theatre in conjunction with the Library of Congress presents Mary Pickford’s 1926 classic SPARROWS. Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies (co-published by the Library of Congress and the University Press of Kentucky) will present the program and sign copies of her book. Admission is $8 and advance tickets are on sale on-line by clicking on the button on the right.