SBIFF Free Film: Elvis
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 02:00pm - 04:40pm
Nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, Actor, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Editing and Sound.
A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the 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 significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Written by Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner
Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks