Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Snaps Up 'That Summer' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Snaps Up 'That Summer' (Exclusive)

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Dogwoof selling international rights on feature about long-lost film project.

Edith Bouvier Beale, Caroline Lee Radziwill

Sundance Selects has snapped up US rights to Göran Hugo Olsson’s That Summer ahead of its international premiere in the Berlinale Panorama documentary sidebar tonight (Feb 16).

Dogwoof sells international rights to the feature about a long-lost film project that photographer Peter Beard initiated in 1972 with Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, to chronicle her childhood on Long Island.

When Albert and David Maysles joined the crew, the focus shifted to Radziwill’s cousin Edith Bouvier Beale and her mother Edith Ewing Bouvier - the inspiration for Grey Gardens, which the Maysles would shoot several years later.

That Summer premiered at Telluride Film Festival last autumn and is produced by Oscar-nominated Strong Island producer Joslyn Barnes of Louverture Films, as well as Tobias Janson of Story, Nejma Beard of Thunderbolt Ranch Productions and Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real. …

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