Skip to main content

This program is sold out.
Call us at (202) 633-3030 to get on the Wait List.

Don’t miss out on future programs like this.
As a Smithsonian Associates member, you will receive ticket-buying priority.

THE KING: An Exclusive Advance Screening

Members-Only Event with Director Q&A

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Code: 1L0216

Tickets are free to Smithsonian Associates members at the Promoter ($100) level and above. Registration is required.

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new groundbreaking film, THE KING, takes Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces his rise and fall as a metaphor for the country he left behind.

Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream—and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and not so much, join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather.

See the film before its Washington, D.C. release by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Following the screening, filmmaker Jarecki and special guests talk about their experience making THE KING.

For more information about the film and its trailer, click here.

Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC