Intriguing Trailer For Upcoming Elvis Documentary THE KING
"You have no idea how hard he hit American culture."
Oscilloscope Labs has released a trailer for their upcoming documentary film The King, which was previously known as Promised Land. This is an interesting doc as it centers on Elvis Presley and the impact he had on America. At the same time, the doc traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the America he left behind.
The King was directed by Eugene Jarecki (The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Why We Fight, Reagan, The House I Live In) and it looks like he made an intriguing doc that some of you might want to check out. Here's the synopsis:
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.
The King was executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and will be released on June 22nd.