The Cross-Country Road Trip of a Lifetime Traces Elvis’s Path from Tupelo, Mississippi to Las Vegas and Beyond. Eugene Jarecki is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning director of dramatic and documentary subjects who has twice won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, first in 2005 for Why We Fight (2005) and again in 2012 for The House I Live In (2012).
“WILDLY AMBITIOUS, THROUGHLY ENTERTAINING and embellished with some snaky moves, Eugene Jarecki’s documentary THE KING is a lot like its nominal subject, Elvis Presley.” —Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Perceptive, probing and ultimately devastating, THE KING is for anyone who cares about where this country has been and where it’s headed…THE FILM’S FINAL MINUTES COME TO YOU LIKE A LIGHTENING BOLT.” —Stephanie Zacharek, TIME
“By the end we’re looking at Elvis, America and ourselves with new eyes.” —Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“If you think Eugene Jarecki’s fascinating and provocative new documentary, THE KING, is just another biopic on Elvis Presley, you should think again.”—Pete Hammond, DEADLINE
THU, AUG 16, 9:05p:
Documentary directed by EUGENE JARECKI/2018/1hr, 47mins.
Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, FL 33139