BUCKSPORT’S WEDNESDAY ON MAIN, with generous support from Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and The Town of Bucksport, closes its 2nd Annual Music Documentary Film Series with the real King:
ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018, ALAMO THEATRE, 85 MAIN ST., BUCKSPORT, 6:30 PM
Teenage girls went crazy. Fainted. Parents were scandalized by his provocative movements. Starring in many films and sporting flashy, high collared jumpsuits covered in rhinestones he, like many others of that era, went on to serve in the military.
Being born in the rural south during segregation and exposure to country, gospel, spirituals and slave songs undoubtedly influenced his early years. Memphis afforded him access to the blues and R&B that colored many of his later songs. It was the beginning of rock and teenagers were rejecting their parents’ old-fashioned beliefs. The whole country seemed in a state of rebellion. And into this mix steps Elvis – definitely not ‘the boy next door’! He was scorned for being a white boy who sang black music. He was a hick, a hillbilly. He was told he couldn’t sing.
The movie years, when he was tied to one contract after another and virtually out of live performing, made a comeback a necessity. Enter Elvis Presley – That’s The Way It Is. Highly anticipated by Elvis fans, the film, directed by Denis Sanders, documents rehearsal sequences, fan interviews, pre-concert preparations complete with some before performance jitters from the King and live performances culled from Elvis’ 1970 run at the International Hotel in Las Vegas – then the largest hotel in the world. Here you will finally see the consummate performer that the poor boy from Memphis became.
For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999 Admission $8