THE KING

Dir. Eugene Jarecki | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2018 | 109 min.

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, Emmy-winning director Eugene Jarecki takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a cross-country road trip, from the deep south to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond. A luminous tapestry of Americans, including Chuck D, James Carville, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, and Ashton Kutcher, join the journey in word and song. This is a portrait of a nation in crisis—at once dire, humorous, insightful, perhaps prophetic. The metaphoric connection between Elvis and America can’t be overstated. A country boy became a king, his country became an empire. One died on the toilet…

Sunday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. - Chilmark School