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Promised Land Programme 2019

by Eugene Jarecki Special Screenings

If modern-day America were to be embodied in just one person, it would be the fat and aging Elvis Presley. Once the King of Rock and Roll, Presley has captured the spirit of a time and the heart’s of Americans like no other. Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki sets off in Presley’s original 1963 Rolls Royce on a road trip across the states. Companions, musicians and Elvis fans climb in and out as this car journeys through the past of an exceptionally talented star, whose rise and fall became the symbol of a whole nation. Set against the events of the 2016 election, Jarecki sets off on a beautiful journey in search of the fading American dream in a film underscored by a country and rhythm & blues soundtrack and packed with fascinating questions and surprising encounters.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: USA, Germany, France, 2017
  • Runtime: 117 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Eugene Jarecki
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  • Screenplay: Eugene Jarecki
  • Cinematography: Tom Bergmann, Etienne Sauret
  • Editors: Simon Barker, Elia Gasull Balada , Alex Bingham, Laura Israel
  • Sound: Nikola Chapelle
  • Music: Robert Miller, Antony Genn, Martin Slattery
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  • Producers: Christopher St. John, David Kuhn, Eugene Jarecki
  • Co-Producer: Manuel Chiche
  • Executive Producers: Barbara Biemann, David Atlan Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Babin, Joel Thibout
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  • Production Companies: Ghost in the Machine Films, Charlotte Street Films, NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Backup Media
  • World Sales: UTA United Talent Agency
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