When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, and a vulnerable best friend. Through Priscilla's eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla's long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dreamworld estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.
Actor Cailee Spaeny will be presented with the Breakthrough Award. A Q&A with Spaeny immediately follows the screening.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Sofia Coppola made history in 2017 as only the second woman to win Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, earning the coveted honor for her film The Beguiled. Coppola made her directorial debut with 1999's The Virgin Suicides and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for her follow-up feature, 2003's Lost in Translation. Coppola's other credits include Marie Antoinette, Somewhere, and The Bling Ring. Raised in northern California, she studied fine art at California Institute of the Arts.