Special event Sunday, 26 January 2020

Dinner and a Movie: The Queen of Versailles

Celebrate the opening of 'Filthy Lucre' with this special film screening and three-course dinner

  • Sunday, 26 January 2020

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £48.00

    Includes refreshments.

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‘Queen of Versailles’ (Winner of the US Directing Award of Sundance Festival 2012) tells the story of American billionaires David and Jackie Siegel as their dream to create one of the largest homes in America is derailed by the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Join us for a special screening of the film A.O. Scott of the New York Times called “not quite an American tragedy but a sprawling, richly detailed study of ambition, desire and the wild swings of fortune that are included in the price of the capitalist ticket” in conjunction with our new display ‘Filthy Lucre’, an installation by Darren Waterston, presenting a detailed reimagining of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room, revealing a magnificent ruin crumbling under the weight of material decadence and the egos of those involved in its creation. The screening will be followed by a themed three-course dinner in the Members’ Room.

Please note, while we endeavour to accommodate dietary requirements, this is not always possible. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Events team directly on 020 7942 2271 or membershipevents@vam.ac.uk. Dinner is a themed set menu inspired by the film.

Background image: Queen of Versailles Film Still © Lauren Greenfield