Elvis Presley: The Searcher — Trailer

source:   www.hbo.com

added: Wed, Feb 28th '18

Elvis may have left the building, but he's far from forgotten.

Check out the official trailer for the upcoming two-part HBO documentary "Elvis Presley: The Searcher," which is taking a comprehensive look at the life, career, and evolution of the legendary entertainer and cultural icon, who is frequently and widely referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll."

"My type of music is a combination of Country Music and Gospel and Rhythm & Blues. It's all combine," says Elvis in a snippet from a rare, archival interview footage. "As a child, I was influenced by all of that."

Directed and produced by Emmy-winning documentarian/editor Thom Zimny, who previously made several concert films and music docs on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the three-hour HBO film was largely put together from hours and hours of never-before-seen footage and photos from private collections and will feature interviews with many of the King's session players, producers, and engineers as well as with notable rock musicians that includes Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Emmylou Harris.

"Elvis was a searcher," says Priscilla Presley who both contributes and serves as one of the executive producers on the documentary. "He said to me, I want to be able to reach and feel what we all go through as human beings."

Featuring an original musical score composed by Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready, "Elvis Presley: The Searcher" will premiere Saturday April 14th on HBO.

synopsis:
This three-hour, two-film presentation Elvis Presley: The Searcher focuses on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis' iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him. The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide, and includes an original musical score composed by Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready.

 

directed by   Thom Zimny

release date   April 14, 2018 (on HBO)

 
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