New Documentary THE KING Explores Elvis As A Metaphor For The Country He Left Behind

Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018
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.

 

Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018

 

Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018
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.

 

Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018
Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018
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.

 

Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018

 

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Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018

 

Photo credit Oscilloscope Labs – THE KING 2018
Written and Directed by: Eugene Jarecki

 

Featuring Music & Appearances by: Alec Baldwin Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers James Carville Rosanne Cash Chuck D Lana Del Rey Emisunshine and the Rain Peter Guralnick The Handsome Family Emmylou Harris Ethan Hawke John Hiatt Billie Holiday Immortal Technique Van Jones Ashton Kutcher Lindy Vision Greil Marcus Mike Myers Dan Rather Luc Sante Sigur Rós David Simon Stax Academy All Stars Big Mama Thornton M. Ward Kat Wright & Maggie Clifford

 

 

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