Friday, July 20 | 8 pm
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, critically acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) takes The King’s 1963 Rolls Royce on a musical road trip across the United States. From Mississippi to Memphis to Vegas, Jarecki traces the rise and fall of the musical icon through the places and events that made Elvis’s royal reputation. Made on the cusp of the 2016 Presidential election, The King considers the current diminished state of the American dream, holding up the life of Elvis as a metaphor for the country’s postwar trajectory. This groundbreaking and very entertaining Cannes Film Festival debut explores the many dimensions of The King’s legacy, through a series of interviews with Elvis lovers (Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin, Emmylou Harris) and haters (Van Jones, Chuck D) alike.
Director Eugene Jarecki | 2017 | In English | 107 minutes | R (for language) | DCP