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Peter Beard and Göran Hugo Olsson. Photo: Joslyn Barnes

That Summer world premieres at Telluride Film Festival

Göran Hugo Olsson's That Summer world premières at the 44th Telluride Film Festival.

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. Based on footage directed by Peter Beard, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol and with additional cinematography by Albert Maysles and Vincent Fremont.

– 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, states the director Göran Hugo Olsson.

That Summer is produced by Tobias Janson - Story AB (Sweden), Joslyn Barnes - Louverture Films (USA), Nejma Beard - Thunderbolt Ranch Productions (USA) and Signe Byrge Sørensen - Final Cut for Real (Denmark) with funding from former Swedish Film Institute documentary-film commissioner Antonio Russo Merenda. The international sales agents are Cinetic Media (North America) and Dogwoof (Rest of World).

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