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The Queen of Versailles


Wed, May 2 7:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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Thu, May 3 9:15 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Fri, May 4 8:45 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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100 minutes | USA Netherlands UK Denmark  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG

Meet Jackie, former Mrs. Florida 1993 and current wife of David Siegel, the self-styled king of a vast timeshare empire. She loves her husband, eight children and shopping. A leggy blond teetering on high heels, Jackie is thrilled to show us her work in progress, the largest single-family home in America. Modeled on the palace of Versailles but arguably more lavish, it features 30 bathrooms and a skating rink. At the same time, David is building the largest timeshare property in Las Vegas, selling average citizens a small piece of the good life for just a little money down. Then the financial crisis of 2008 hits. As the threat of losing it all looms, David’s personality undergoes a marked shift from boastful billionaire to tired old man, but Jackie soldiers on with a bright smile. One wonders what it will take to wake this queen from her American dream.

Co-Presented with Co-presented with [Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival](

Media Coverage

Lauren Greenfield

Danielle Renfrew Behrens
Lauren Greenfield

Executive Producer(s)
Frank Evers
Dan Cogan

Tom Hurwitz

Victor Livingston

Jeff Beal

Michael Jones

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