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Film screening as a part of Main Program

Orion:
The Man Who Would Be King

«…catchy, engaging documentary”
– Variety
“Intriguing”- Indiewire

The whole America was shocked by the news of Elvis Presley’s untimely death, so some went as far as to believe that The Kind is alive.

Then, enters the mysterious masked performer Orion, whose voice is the carbon copy of Elvis’s. “A name you will never forget,” the posters said.
First appearing in 1979, Orion recorded 11 albums and performed live across the US – but who was the man behind the mask?

“Orion: The Man Who Would Be King” provides a stark answer to the question of whether success has more to do with skill or luck, and the documentary engages with its oddity, as well as a whirl of vivid characters.
The film is a stylish mystery story, aiming to give a name and a face to the performer who couldn’t have them during his career.

May 30, 21:00
The Documentary Film Center
Zubovsky Boulevard, 2
Tickets
June 5, 19:00
The Documentary Film Center
Zubovsky Boulevard, 2
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2015, UK, USA, 88 min.

Director:
Jeanie Finlay
Operators:
Stewart Copeland,
Steven Sheil,
Mark Bushnell,
Roger Knott Fayle
Screenwriter:
Jeanie Finlay
Cast:
Jimmy Ellis,
Shelby Singleton,
Jim Ellis Jr.,
Nannette Uselton Clark,
Nancy Crowson,
Nick Scott Petta
Producers:
Jeanie Finlay,
Dewi Gregory