Orion: The Man Who Would Be KingJune 5–July 2
Part of People Everyday: The Films of Jeanie Finlay
Dir. Jeanie Finlay. 2015, 86 mins. The story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. With a fictional identity torn from the pages of the best selling novel Orion by Gail Brewer Giorgio, the backing of the legendary birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll Sun Records and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley’s himself, the scheme – concocted in the months after Presley’s death exploded into a cult success – and the “Elvis is alive” myth began.
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”Stirring… tantalizing… fascinating…” ― The Los Angeles Times
“A must watch" ― Rolling Stone