A cross-country road trip in Elvis’ Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce, THE KING is far more than a musical biopic; it’s a penetrating portrait of America at a critical time in the nation’s history and an unflinching investigation into the state of the American dream.
At Hideaway Cafe
Doors Open 630pm
Films Starts 8pm
Hideaway will be serving food and drinks throughout the evening.
Free Admission - Ticket or Reservation needed for admission
(Pick up tickets at Daddy Kool Records, 666 Central Ave, St Pete or Make Reservations Via Eventbrite)
Tickets and EventBrite RSVPs will be seated first come, first serve from 630pm to 745pm
Waitlist will be seated only if space permits from 745pm -8pm
Scott Elliott of WMNF will be your host for the evening!
About The Film
Run Time: 109 minutes; Rated R for Language, Some Disturbing Images, and Brief Drug Use
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 not, join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others.
LISTEN UP FILM SERIES
Et Cultura St Pete (EtC StP) and Daddy Kool Records are partnering to create a monthly film series that promotes and encourages the independent spirit, explores the rich and raucous world of music, and celebrates art house films in St. Petersburg’s Original Listening Room, Hideaway Cafe.