Our friend, Eugene Jarecki, has released a new film titled, THE KING, which explores America via a musical road trip in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce. Viewers are taken on a journey through American history and culture using the lens of music, and dive deep into how one musical icon’s life parallels with American society. The film is now showing in New York, with more cities coming soon. Check here for a list of theaters near you.
Watch the trailer:
About THE KING: 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.
Featurette’s from the movie:
Watch Ethan Hawke step in to take ELVIS PRESLEY’s high school sweetheart to the prom she couldn’t attend and learn about The King’s extensive love life in this touching featurette.
Revolutionary rapper Immortal Technique hops into Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce for an electrifying video for his song “Rich Man’s World (1%)”.
The Stax Music Academy All-Stars of Memphis prove why they’re one of the most respected music schools in the country with a soulful rendition of “Chain of Fools,” all while crammed into the back seat of Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce limousine.