The Queen of Versailles: Screening + Q&A


Frontline Club, Paddington


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The Queen of Versailles: Screening + Q&A

Peek into the dark side of the American dream

It’s kinda like a Cinderella story turned backwards…and completely on its head. If the American dream is owning a house, billionaires David and Jackie Siegel went all out for one helluva fairytale. In 2007 they set out to build a Versailles-style mansion (said to be bigger than the White House) complete with sushi bar, bowling alley, 30 bathrooms, the works. But with all the epic drama of a Shakespeare tragedy, all that came to a halt as the market crashed…along with their elaborately decadent dreams. Check out what happens to this over-indulgent couple and chime in at the Q+A with the director, Lauren Greenfield after the screening. We’re positive you’ll have all sorts of ridiculous questions. ‘The loss of grotesque wealth has never been so entertaining – or weirdly moving – as in this riches-to-rags documentary.’ - The Guardian. General admission. Please arrive on time.

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