ATTENTION: the venue has been changed to the Erasmus Paviljoen

Imagine yourself in the world of The King in this peerlessly colorful biopic from director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge & The Great Gatsby). Austin Butler (Golden Globe winner best actor) and his hips convince immediately in this story of the young singer who makes it to rock ‘n roll sex god under pressure from his Dutch manager “Colonel Parker” (Tom Hanks). Elvis feels like one big videoclip to be enjoyed on a big screen.

About the film

In this thoroughly cinematic drama, we see the life of Elvis (Austin Butler) from the perspective of his complicated relationship with his mysterious manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). Through Parker, the film outlines the 20-plus year complex dynamic between him and Presley, from Presley’s breakthrough to his status as an unprecedented superstar with all manner of addictions, against the backdrop of America’s changing cultural landscape and loss of innocence. At the center of that journey is one of the most important and influential people in Elvis’ life: Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge a.o.
Year: 2022
Length: 159 minutes
Language: English, also English subtitled

More information:

  • Date: Wednesday 8 February
  • Time: 19.00-21.45 (Doors open: 18.30)
  • Location: Erasmus Paviljoen
  • Entrance: €4,-


Organised by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam