That Summer

 

A feature documentary by Gran Hugo Olsson

That Summer is a feature documentary centered on the film project artist Peter Beard initiated in 1972 with Lee Radziwill about her relatives, the Beales of Grey Gardens. Lost for decades, this extraordinary footage re-emerges in a film that focuses on Beard and his family of friends, who formed an enormously influential and vibrant creative community in Montauk, Long Island (NY) in the 1970s. Featuring Peter Beard, Lee Radziwill, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, Andy Warhol. Including footage directed by Peter Beard, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol and with additional cinematography by Albert Maysles and Vincent Fremont.

 

Göran Hugo Olsson

“To me, this film is very much a love story. The original footage reflects Peter Beard’s and Lee Radziwill’s relationship and the love and respect they had for their friends, including Big and Little Edie Beale. I hope it also reflects our own love and respect for the characters and the time.”

“The people in this film were so ahead of their time. It’s only today that the mainstream is starting to catch up to their concerns, their expressiveness and even their style.”

Production facts

Year of production: 2017
Format: HD/16:9
Running time: 80 min
Language: English
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson

Featuring: Peter Beard, Caroline Lee Bouvier Radziwill, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Anthony Radziwill, Anna Christina Radziwill, Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, Jade Jagger, Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, Jed Johnson, Truman Capote, Evelyn Kuhn, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale and William vanden Heuvel
Produced by: Joslyn Barnes, Tobias Janson, Nejma Beard and Signe Byrge Sørensen
Executive Producers: Peter Beard, Andrea Barron, Susan Rockefeller, Danny Glover and Tony Tabatznik
Based on Footage Directed by: Peter Beard, Jonas Mekas and Andy Warhol
Additional Cinematography by: Albert Maysles and Vincent Fremont
Edited by: Per K. Kirkegaard and Göran Hugo Olsson
Graphic Design: Stefania Malmsten / Malmsten Hellberg
Sound Design and Mix: Henrik Garnov
Original Music: Goran Kajfeš and David Österberg

Made with Support from:
The Swedish Film Institute / Antonio Russo Merenda
Danish Film Institute / Cecilia Lidin
Nordisk Film & TV Fond / Karolina Lidin

In Collaboration with:
SVT / Emelie Persson
DR K / Flemming Hedegaard Larsen
YLE / Jenny Westergård
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