THE KING

The King

Opened Friday, June 22

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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.

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Director Eugene Jarecki
  • Writer Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John
  • Producer Steven Soderbergh (Executive Producer), Errol Morris (Executive Producer), Rosanne Cash (Executive Producer), Christopher St. John (Producer), David Kuhn (Producer), Christopher Frierson (Producer), Georgina Hill (Producer)
  • Editor Simon Barker, Alex Bingham, Èlia Gasull Balada, Laura Israel
  • Cinematographer Tom Bergmann, Christopher Frierson, Étienne Sauret
  • Cast Elvis Presley, Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, Dan Rather, Immortal Technique