August 2 - August 5
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 “sprawling and brilliant” groundbreaking documentary, Jarecki paints a visionary, if controversial, portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, from Alec Baldwin to Emmylou Harris, join the gripping journey, which is generating lively debate nationwide.
Four screenings only: Aug. 2-Aug. 3, 7 pm; Aug. 5, 3 & 7 pm. Tickets $8