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Reel to Reel: Elvis Presley: The Searcher Featuring a post-screening conversation with Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, and Thom Zimny
April 29, 2018 • 1:00 pm PDT
Join the GRAMMY Museum for a special screening of HBO’s two-part music documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher. The film takes the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from Elvis’ childhood in Tupelo, Miss.—where he absorbed the inspirations of black and white gospel music—through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions at his iconic Graceland home in Memphis. It includes stunning atmospherics shot inside and around Graceland and features new interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors, and other artists who knew him or were profoundly influenced by him, including Priscilla Presley, Emmylou Harris, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen, Stax Records Producer David Porter, and, in interviews conducted before their passing, Scotty Moore, Red West, and Tom Petty. Following the screening, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman will moderate a panel discussion with Priscilla Presley, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, film producer/director Thom Zimny, and Jerry Schilling, the former personal aid to Elvis.
Note: Both parts of the documentary will be screened, for a total run time of aproximately 3.5 hours.