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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
"...According to director Thom Zimny, “Elvis got in the car with a bass on top and traveled on the road; he learned his craft playing one-night stands.” That thinking was why executive producer Glen Zipper convinced him to premiere the film at SXSW, “and I think he was right. It really is a reflection of a lot of the energy in the movie, and of the love for music, and for the South, in the film..."

SXSW 2018: Elvis Presley: The Searcher Panel & Red Carpet
PHOTO GALLERY  March 15, 2018
"...Thom Zimny and Priscilla Presley..."

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...."

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
DAILY SXSW  January 16, 2019, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash D: Thom Zimny Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life. But his story remains tangled in mystery and myth..."

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...."

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