Elvis

Rosebud Cinema - Ends Thursday 7/21
Elvis

"A three-act pop-cultural opera," ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley. A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Oscar winner Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, this visually sumptuous film delves into the complex dynamic between the two 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 (Olivia DeJonge). "I put [Butler] through the ringer, but he lived Elvis. What he's managed to do is not do an impersonation, but to live Elvis, to the extent that he's humanized him. [This film] is so sprawling and it's beautiful, but it's powerful."  Baz Luhrmann

PG-13, 159 min.

"A fizzy, delirious, impishly energized, compulsively watchable 2-hour-and-39-minute fever dream – a spangly pinwheel of a movie that converts the Elvis saga we all carry around in our heads into a lavishly staged biopic-as-pop-opera." – Variety

"[Butler's] keen instinct for melodrama and burn-the-screen-down charisma give his Elvis a midcentury Method-acting rawness." – Daily Telegraph (UK)

"What happens when the director of MOULIN ROUGE! makes a film about Elvis? A lot of shake, rattle and razzmatazz." – metro.co.uk

"The King lives!" – Toronto Star

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