July 20 – 26
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others.
Dir: Eugene Jarecki / 2018 / US / 107 min
“Sprawling and brilliant.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“Perceptive, probing and ultimately devastating, The King is for anyone who cares about where this country has been and where it’s headed.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“A rambling, lively, high-IQ cinematic essay.” – Tim Appelo, AARP
SCREENING: FRI 7/20 6:30PM; SAT 7/21 6:30PM; SUN 7/22 2:30PM; TUE 7/24 7:00PM; WED 7/25 4:00PM; THU 7/26 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.