28. That Summer
Released: May 18
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975)
Why it’s great: Best appreciated, if not exclusively so, if you’re familiar with the classic Maysles brothers documentary, Grey Gardens, and its subjects, Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, That Summer is a treasure trove of previously unearthed material. The new feature functions as an unofficial prequel to the 1975 film, which has already spawned a sequel, stage play, dramatic retelling, and more. The reclusive mother and daughter remain two of the most delightful and perplexing on-screen personalities, and it’s no wonder they wound up taking over as the Maysles’ focus when Lee Radziwell’s own original project, detailed here as a broader look at her family and their East Hampton neighbors, went unfinished. It’s primarily for Grey Gardens fans, but everyone ought to be a Grey Gardens fan.
Where to see it: Hulu; rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime (watch the trailer)