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That Summer (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Although likely most satisfying for Grey Gardens fans, That Summer adds a slight yet entertaining addendum to its classic predecessor.

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Welcome to Grey Gardens...as you've never seen it before. Three years before the Maysles' landmark documentary introduced the world to Edith and Edie Beale - the unforgettable mother-daughter (and Jackie O. relatives) living in a daycare dream world on Long Island - renowned photographer Peter Beard chronicled life at their crumbling estate during one summer in 1972. For the first time ever, director Goran Olsson (The black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975) assembles this long-lost footage - featuring glimpses of luminaries like Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Truman Capote - into a one-of-a-kind family portrait bursting with the loving squabbles, quotable bon mots, and impromptu musical numbers that would make Big and Little Edie beloved cultural icons.

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"That Summer" leaves me with Beale fatigue. It would seem to appeal to "Grey Gardens" completists only.

July 5, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Essential for Grey Gardens completists, but equally very niche.

June 1, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A tribute to the spirited ones.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

That Summer is a found-footage documentary which might as easily be a Tennessee Williams play. It is that weird and wonderful.

May 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Like Grey Gardens, the new film works its magic through its startling mixture of decay and splendour.

May 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

No one who loves Grey Gardens can do without this.

May 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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