THE KING

Date Time
Sun 23rd Sep 7.45pm

Dir: Eugene Jarecki | USA | 2017 | 108 mins
Documentary

40 years after the death of Elvis Presley, award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (The House I Live In) takes the King’s 1963 Rolls Royce on a road trip across America, from Memphis to New York, Las Vegas and beyond. His journey traces Presley’s rise and fall whilst also using his life as an investigative metaphor for America; from ravishing youth to ravaging fame by way of rural poverty, cultural appropriation and the shadow of white supremacy. A fascinating, provocative portrait of the American dream, it features a diverse cast of voices including Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmy Lou Harris, Ethan Hawke and Dan Rather – amongst many more.

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