“That Summer” has come out in select theaters and is available On Demand. Narrated by Peter Beard, it shows the behind the scenes footage of the Beales and Grey Gardens. There is lots of footage of Lee Radziwill and some voice over commentary by her as well. If you liked Grey Gardens or are a fan of anything Kennedy, this is very entertaining.
This movie has the most on screen time of Lee that I have ever seen. Her voice, so wispy and she is so patient with her family members who are living in dreadful circumstances smack in the middle of East Hampton. A bit of the film deals with Ari Onassis and Jackie stepping in to help fund the renovation of their falling apart home. The film also demonstrated just how big a part Lee had in Grey Gardens (the film) becoming a reality. She is really the star of this film…amazing!
You can watch the trailer here.
Happy Memorial Day!