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SXSW Panel Recap: Elvis Presley: The Searcher
The King of Rock & Roll’s filmic dreamscape
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2018, by Tim Stegall
"...Toward this end, Thom Zimny, director of acclaimed Bruce Springsteen documentaries, has lensed a three-hour, two-part attempt at what Priscilla called “telling Elvis’ story with sympathy.” Elvis Presley: The Searcher premiered Wednesday at the Zach Scott Theatre for SXSW Film and airs on HBO April 14...."

HBO Documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher Debuts at SXSW
New archival footage of the king, the musician, and the man behind the music
Screens Story  March 8, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...Elvis Presley: The Searcher offers a fresh look at one of the most famous musicians in history, with a dedicated focus on the man as a working musician, not just the caricature that time and fame has drawn. “This is really, I think, the definitive documentary about the artist, the man behind the music,” says Priscilla Presley, former wife of the late superstar..."

SXSW 2018: Elvis Presley: The Searcher Panel & Red Carpet
PHOTO GALLERY  March 15, 2018
"...Elvis Presley: The Searcher featured session..."

The King
America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car
Film Review  July 20, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Coming out the same year as HBO's masterful, two-part Elvis: The Searcher, it may seem a little redundant to have a second sociological study of the King's rise and fall. But that Presley estate-sanctioned documentary was really for musicologists; Jarecki uses an array of voices and faces who were in some way touched by Elvis (i.e., everyone on the planet) to dissect how he was shaped by America..."

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
DAILY SXSW  January 31, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Elvis Presley The Searcher (Film 1 and 2) D: Thom Zimny The documentary focuses on Elvis Presley as a musical artist. It explores how he accumulated his influences, deconstructs why his sound and his style were so revolutionary and examines the creative and personal struggles that preceded his death..."

SXSW Adds Melinda Gates
Philanthropist joins keynote speaker list, plus more names
DAILY SXSW  January 8, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Music Culture & Stories • Elvis Presley: The Searcher Featured Session: Executive producer Priscilla Presley and director Thom Zimny sit down with music writer and producer David Porter and producer Jon Landau to discuss HBO's upcoming three-hour, two-film documentary on Presley. Sony Music senior vice president of A&R John Jackson moderates...."

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW
Plus major tech names, Westworld panel, and more added
DAILY SXSW  January 30, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Then in October, Darren Aronofksy and Keith Urband joined the party, followed quickly by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and a much more controversial figure in IT entrepreneur and Gawker-killer Peter Thiel. January already saw some big name announcements, including philanthropist Melinda Gates, and Priscilla Presley to discuss Elvis Presley: The Searcher, HBO's new two-part documentary about the King..."

SXSW Film Goes to A Quiet Place
Over 100 films and 43 world premieres fill a noisy nine days
Screens Story  February 1, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...24 Beats Per Second: With Priscilla Presley confirmed as a speaker about HBO's new documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, the two-part film screens alongside Austin native Ethan Hawke's Blaze Foley biopic Blaze, coming home after a rousing debut at Sundance, and global hip-hop meditation Rapture...."

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