THAT SUMMER REVIEWED
“That Summer” doesn’t quite feel like a documentary. Yet, it also doesn’t feel like a DVD special feature. Artist Peter Beard gathered a collection of film and photos to piece together the oddities that were Big and Little Edie Beale. Goran Olsson tries to assemble this footage into a narrative, but it feels like a center jigsaw piece as part of a much larger project. You need to know what you’re looking at and how the Beales connected to New England society. The fun of Grey Gardens is there, but the material is almost impenetrable to non-fans. Still, I loved it.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1