Forever the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, so expect to see drugs, screaming women, glitter, glamour, drama and lots of music. Sit back and enjoy this colorful ride through the life of one of the most famous -and infamous- music icons in music history.
Language: English, subtitles: Dutch
Elvis follows the story of notorious rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley seen through the eyes of his controversial manager, who happens to be a ‘Brabander’ from Breda, born Dries van Kuijk, who called himself Colonel Tom Parker. The film explores Elvis Presley's highs and lows and doesn’t shy away from the ugly side of fame and the predators that surrounded him.
The combination of the unusual perspective of his manager, brilliantly played by Tom Hanks, and director Baz Luhrmann’s rich visual style make this film a big screen must-see.
The film received a standing ovation of no less than 12 minutes at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Shocking the King Back to Life”. The New York Times.
“Blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the King”. The Guardian.
‘Elvis’ Is Ecstatic, Jittery, Horny, Tireless and Tragic. Just Like the King - Rolling Stones.
"A sweaty, seductive American fairytale with Elvis' manager (Tom Hanks) as the evil stepmother, while the King is the princess locked in his tower in Las Vegas." - **** The Independent
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter. A ticket is not refundable or exchangeable.
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Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the student film committee and Natlab.