“Elvis” – (PG-13; 2 hours and 39 minutes) - This is not your standard rock and roll biopic. Director Baz Luhrmann shakes it up with high energy and dazzling style, showcasing the talents of Austin Butler as Elvis with his sultry-smooth southern drawl and sexy hip gyrations that made millions of teenage girls swoon in 1957. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his overbearing and enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Continued screenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Thursday, July 7, Friday, July 8; Saturday, July 9; Monday, July 11; Tuesday, July 12; Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10.
“Those hips don’t lie, and Butler captures the smoldering physicality of Elvis the performer, as well as the playfulness and vulnerability that drove the crowds wild.” - A.O. Scott/NY Times
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Harbor Theater is at 185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. Tickets will be sold at the concession stand. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.