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Don't cry for Eva Peron: Elvis is alive, performing in Buenos Aires. Gracias!

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The Last Elvis (First Run Features)


We know Elvis is not dead.
We know we lives in Buttocks, Montana, and works at the local . . . oops! Too much info.
A different kind of The King can be found most evenings in Buenos Aires, where "Elvis" Gutiérrez is a star . . . his singing and stage presence bring back to life the King of Rock and Roll in all his glory. (Priscilla refuses to attend. Boo!)
By day, though, Gutiérrez slaves away at a dead-end factory job and endures the scorn of his ex-wife; only his young daughter, Lisa Marie, brings any joy outside of his Elvis tribute gigs. Feeling more connected to his stage persona than to the world around him, Gutiérrez retreats from reality until a tragic accident forces him to grapple with his real-world responsibilities.
No need to fly to Eva Peron's country. Director Armando Bo's feature debut, The Last Elvis (First Run Features), premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and proved how performing on stage can bestow glamour and grace to the unlikeliest of people. With a jaw-dropping performance by real-life Elvis tribute artist John McInerny, this powerful yet tender film imbues its lead character with depth and dignity, creating a portrait of a broken man who seeks shelter in his dreams and singular talent. Rolling Stone was so awed that the flick they dubbed it “One of the 10 Best Music Films at Sundance."
Get out the peanut butter and bananas. Gracias.


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