Sun, Jul 31 – Wed, Aug 3
Director: Baz Luhrman, Cast: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, PG-13.
Explore the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley. “Elvis, in the epic tradition of all of Luhrmann’s work, is a brash, overwhelming experience… It’s too much. Yet if it were any less excessive, it wouldn’t be as doggedly effective as it often is.” —Rolling Stone