HPU Events

Queen of Versailles

March 01, 2013 05:30 PM - March 01, 2013 07:30 PM

Location: Warmer Auditorium (LB Penthouse)

Event Type: Viewpoints Film

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 success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the largest privately-owned 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.

Friday, March 1 screening at 5:30 p.m. in Warmer Auditorium (floor PH, LB building, 1060 Bishop St.)

Friday’s screening will include FREE PIZZA and a discussion led by Art Instructor Kirsten Rae Simonsen.

For more information, contact Tyler McMahon.