Elvis Presley's impact on America and the world is the focus of the documentary The King. The film will debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
The teaser for Eugene Jarecki's movie project, which lasts for about two minutes, opens with clips of the 1963 Rolls-Royce that Presley owned. Interviews with the guests in the biopic are also done while on board the vehicle.
A young African-American boy notices that Rolls-Royce on the street and says that he knows Presley owned it. A man also declares that Presley rode the car when he was still alive, and he could not believe that he is riding the same vehicle.
A young girl says that Presley inspired her to dream big. One of the interviewees also proclaimed that the late musician hit American culture hard.
In the next scene, a man asks around for directions going to Presley's home. Unfortunately, the person he is talking to is not very helpful. The other interviewees that will journey through Presley's life while riding his car include Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Chuck D, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, and David Simon.
The cities that the documentary visited are Memphis, Las Vegas, and New York. The release date for The King will be on June 22.
Elvis Presley's Life, Music Career
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. He is one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. Presley is known as the King of Rock and Roll or the King.
His music career began in 1954 after he recorded with Sun Records and producer Sam Phillips. Scotty Moore and Bill Black joined the two musicians. A year later, D.J. Fontana joined the group as well. In the same year, they RCA Victor acquired them.
In 1956, Presley released his first record under RCA called "Heartbreak Hotel." The track became a huge hit in the United States. Also, in 1956, Presley debuted the film Love Me Tender. After working with the military for a couple of years, Presley returned to the music scene in 1960 and released some of his most commercially successful works.
Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, due to an apparent heart attack. Prior to his death, he released the songs "Can't Help Falling In Love," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Burning Love," "In the Ghetto," and "Always on My Mind," among others.