Elvis Presley The Searcher [Film 2]

Elvis Presley The Searcher [Film 2]

The film takes the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi - where he absorbed the inspirations of black and white gospel music - through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions at his iconic Graceland home in Memphis. It includes stunning atmospherics shot inside and around Graceland and features new interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him including Priscilla Presley, Emmylou Harris, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen, Stax Records Producer David Porter and, in interviews conducted before their passing, Scotty Moore, Red West and Tom Petty.

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Thom Zimny




Director: Thom Zimny
Executive Producer: Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan Gasmer, Jamie Salter
Producer: Jon Landau, Thom Zimny, Kary Antholis
Cinematographer: Luke Geissbühler
Editor: Anoosh Tertzakian, Thom Zimny
Production Designer: Kris Moran
Sound Designer:  Tom Fleischman, Ric Schnupp
Music: Mike McCready
Principal Cast: Priscilla Presley, Emmylou Harris, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen, David Porter, Scotty Moore, Red West, Tom Petty
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Zach Russo, Co-Producer: Ernst Jørgensen, Writer: Alan Light, Music Supervisor: Evyen Klean, Music Supervisor: Jennifer Reeve, Line Producer: Devorah DeVries, Associate Producer: Alexander Hyde, Associate Editor: Brian R.A. Miele


Publicity Contact
John Kwiatkowski
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Documentary, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 98:00 mins