The King (2017)

The King (2017)

The King (2017)

Set against the 2016 American election, Eugene Jarecki's (Reagan) documentary takes a musical road trip across the country in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce.

"Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, the new film from two-time Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winner Eugene Jarecki takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across the country Presley left behind. From the deep south to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, a tapestry of luminaries and unknown Americans join the journey, expressing themselves in words and song." (Sundance Film Festival)

2017Rating: Exempt107 minsGermany, USA
DocumentaryFestival & Independent
Director:
Eugene Jarecki ('What We Fight', 'Reagan', 'The Trials of Henry Kissinger')
Writer:
Eugene JareckiChristopher St. John
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Variety

Variety

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Two elements - America and Elvis - come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Promised Land deftly flits from biography to impact study to cinematic essay on the boom and bust of happiness-peddling myths, drawing a clear line from the music king to the current US leader.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Even if one agrees with Jarecki's progressive political position, making Elvis into a metonym for the nation's spiritual corruption starts to feel too much like a contrived rhetorical sleight of hand.

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Variety

Variety

press

Two elements - America and Elvis - come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Promised Land deftly flits from biography to impact study to cinematic essay on the boom and bust of happiness-peddling myths, drawing a clear line from the music king to the current US leader.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even if one agrees with Jarecki's progressive political position, making Elvis into a metonym for the nation's spiritual corruption starts to feel too much like a contrived rhetorical sleight of hand.

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