Film Screening 21st July, 2022

Poster for Elvis

Elvis 

7:30 PM, 21st July, 2022

  • TBC
  • 120 mins
  • 2022
  • Baz Luhrmann
  • Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Richard Roxburgh

Baz Luhrmann takes on the king of rock ‘n’ roll in this epic biographical musical drama.

Filmed in Australia and featuring a bevy of Australian talent in supporting roles, the film stars American relative newcomer Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in the title role, with Tom Hanks playing his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Their complex and decades-spanning relationship forms the backdrop of the story that moves from Elvis’ childhood to his breakthrough and rise as a rock ‘n’ roll legend and eventual movie star, along with the challenges that follow in an evolving cultural landscape.

With Luhrmann’s distinctive directorial style centred on Presley’s energetic and provocative charisma, this is likely a film where subtlety takes a back seat – but one that you can’t help falling in love with.