December 28, 2017 - 6:30 pm
This 1970 concert documentary captures Elvis Presley midway through a fateful transition, seeking to reclaim his musical primacy after a decade of self-imposed exile from concert stages.
Sidelined by his big-screen career and eclipsed by rock’s mid-’60s transformations, the King had begun his return two years earlier with the relatively lean attack of his fabled ’68 Comeback Special. Building on the success of that network appearance, Elvis pursued the top rungs of headliner status in Las Vegas. ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS follows the genesis of that Las Vegas show from rehearsal to stage, culminating with performance footage shot over six nights of performances,