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The King

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In Theaters: June 22, 2018

R | Documentary | 1h 47m

The King

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki takes a road trip across America in Elvis Presley'sĀ 1963 Rolls Royce, 40 years after the superstar's death. He explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king, while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.

Drawing on the theme that theĀ American dream is a fantasy for some and a nightmare for others, it takes a hard look at America and where it's headed. Alec Baldwin talks about the sad state of the U.S. today, while the film suggests that America is bloated, addicted, self-destructive and going through the motions, coasting on their legend, much like Elvis did.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Ethan Hawke, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Myers
Director: Eugene Jarecki
Studio: Oscilloscope
Producer(s): Christopher Frierson, Christopher St. John, David Kuhn, Eugene Jarecki, Georgina Hill
Writer(s): Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John