Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Motherfuck him and John Wayne
~Public Enemy, "Fight the Power"
2018, The Year of the Documentary rolls on.
Eugene Jarecki's documentary about the American dream and Election of 2016 vis-a-vis the career of Elvis is just as bloated as Elvis himself in his final years. But also like the King, it's wild and ambitious, and that mentality really made this film a great watch.
Jarecki takes a '63 Rolls Royce around the country, one belonging to Elvis Presley, and with interviews with celebrities, musical artists, Elvis historians, and locals he finds the heart of the nation…