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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Elvis Presley: The Searcher presented by RIFF

Four segments screened and analyzed by
Director and Producer Thom Zimny

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7pm

Presented by The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival

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Grammy and Emmy-winning Director Thom Zimny will edit four, 20-minute segments of this two-part, four-hour film, screen them, providing commentary and analysis, live at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Elvis Presley: The Searcher, premiering April 14 on HBO, 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.

Featuring commentary by Bruce Springsteen, the late Tom Petty, and Priscilla Presley. Bruce Springsteen’s main collaborator, Zimny’s previous HBO credits include The Ties That Bind, Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes, and the Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.


Tickets: $15