Elvis the Pelvis, The King, the king of rock’n’roll, the artist who revolutionized the music scene, the most imitated of all. After the preview at the Cannes Film Festival, it arrives on the big screen “Elvis”with Austin Butler in the title role and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as his manager, the enigmatic Colonel Tom Parker. The film, a musical, is directed by the Australian director Baz Luhrmann: already nominated for an Oscar for «Moulin Rouge», almost ten years after his last work «The Great Gatsby» has returned to directing to tell the life of the legendary artist. A journey through time from his beginnings to fame, an unprecedented celebrity, until his death in 1977 at the age of 42. All while America is experiencing a socio-cultural upheaval, which will lead to great changes.
It is not a classic biopic: the film takes its cue from real events, adding elements of fantasy. In 160 minutes and over a period of 20 years, the journey into the legend focuses above all on the relationship between Elvis and the manager who made him famous: a contrasted and shadowy relationship, in which Hanks offers a great acting essay. At the center of the scene also another important personality in the life of the legendary artist: Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
Simultaneously with the release of the film, the original soundtrack is also released: a tribute to the production of Elvis, with the participation of many artists. The album combines songs interpreted by Elvis himself on remixes and covers, such as the version of “If I can dream” by Maneskin.
While the premiere programming continues, the Pastrone Room is preparing for the tenth edition of the show “Paper screens” which combines cinema, literature and art. Organized by Circolo Vertigo with the Municipality, from 7 to 10 July it will propose four films based on books: “Lost Illusions” (July 7), “Eternals” (July 8), “The Henry Pick Mystery” (July 9), “Cyrano” (10 July), all with double screening (17.30 and 21.30; admission 4 euros). The films will be introduced by reading and suggestions by Aurora Faletti, Gregorio Furnari, Beatrice Bernini and Irene Ercole. The exhibition will also have an Off section: in the four days of “Schermi di carta”, in the foyers of the Alfieri Theater and the Pastrone Room, the works of the artists Corinne Cirulli and Serena Orlandi (Turin), Anna Collovini (Venice), Nicoletta will be exhibited De Santoli (Bologna).
In the Asti rooms
The young lovers
Cinema Lumière: today 9.15 pm; Saturday 19 – 9.15pm; Sunday 17.30 – 21.15; Tuesday and Wednesday 9.15pm.
Cinelandia: today 20.30; Saturday 15 – 17.20 – 20.30; Sunday 14.45 – 18 – 21.15. Monday to Wednesday 20.30. Social of Nice: today 21; Saturday and Sunday 6pm – 9pm; Monday 21.
Sala Pastrone: Tuesday 5.30pm – 9.30pm (for the exhibition “How we were”).
Lightyear. Buzz’s true story
Cinelandia: today 20.10 – 22.20; Saturday and Sunday 15 – 16 – 17.20 18.10 – 20.10 – 22.20; Monday 20.10 – 20.30 – 22.20; Tuesday and Wednesday 20.10 – 22.20. Social of Nice: Saturday and Sunday 3.30 pm. Lux 1 San Damiano: today and Saturday 9.15 pm; Sunday 16.30.
The weapon of deception
Sala Pastrone: today 17.30 – 21.30; from Saturday to Monday 17.30 – 21.30.
Cinelandia: today 20.30 – 22.40; Saturday and Sunday 15.10 – 18.20 – 20.30 – 22.40; Monday to Wednesday 20.30 – 22.40.
The Deer King. The king of deer
Cinelandia: Monday to Wednesday 20.10.
Jurassic World. The domain
Cinelandia: today 19.50 – 21.30 – 22.45; Saturday 16.30 – 19.50 – 21.30 – 22.45; Sunday 2.30pm – 5.30pm – 8.30pm – 9.30pm; Monday 20.30; Tuesday and Wednesday 20.30 – 21.30.
Top Gun: Maverick
Cinelandia: today 20 and 22.40; Saturday and Sunday 14.40 – 17.20 – 20 – 22.40; Monday to Wednesday 10.40pm.