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The Last Elvis

(El ultimo Elvis)
Argentina, 2012

Director: Armando Bo Producers: Matías Mosteirín, Patricio Alvarez Casado Screenplay: Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo Cinematographer: Javier Julia Editor: Patricio Pena Music: Sebastián Escofet Principal Cast: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez. If you purchase your ticket on or before Wednesday, May 15 you will receive a second ticket free! Just present the receipt from your online ticket at the Will Call Table on the night of the screening to claim your second ticket.

If you are already an Elvis fan, you will identify strongly with the intrigue and pathos of this film. If you are not an Elvis fan, you may just find yourself converted. The far-reaching legacy and fanatic passion of this musical legend born in Mississippi in 1935 is wondrously depicted in Armando Bo's first feature film.

In the competitive world of the Buenos Aires celebrity impersonator scene, Carlos Gutiérrez is a big star, at least in his own mind. By day, though, he must contend with a dead-end factory job and an ex-wife who worries about how his obsessive behaviour affects their young daughter, aptly named Lisa Marie. Feeling more connected to his persona as Elvis than to his own family, Carlos creates an incredible plan to once and for all truly become the King of Rock and Roll. This is a first appearance on screen for John McInerny, who delivers a passionate and authentic portrayal of Carlos, and who in his own life, besides being an architect, belts out the songs of Elvis Presley on the weekends.

In addition to being an impressive cinematographic achievement, The Last Elvis is a moving story that portrays the journey of a man who wants to live an honest life and be true to his passions, in spite of how extreme his behaviour may appear to others.

McInerny turns in an amazing performance and when he is singing on stage, he truly does sound and feel like the King himself.
-Allison Loring, FSR

En el competitivo mundo de la escena de imitadores de celebridades en Buenos Aires, “Elvis” Gutiérrez es una estrella. De día, debe trabajar de manera tediosa en una fábrica, y su ex- esposa se preocupa por su comportamiento y de como esto le puede afectar a su hija, de nombre Lisa Marie. Sintiéndose más conectado con su personaje como el Rey del Rock, que con su propia familia, Gutiérrez crea un plan increíble para realizar su único sueño en la vida.

El Ultimo Elvis, es, además de un excelente trabajo cinematográfico, una historia conmovedora que retrata el camino de un hombre que quiere vivir una vida honesta a sus anhelos, a pesar de lo extremo que puede parecer para los otros. La primera película de Armando Bo, nos promete lo que será un gran cineasta y, la primera aparición en cine del protagonista, John McInerny, nos entrega una actuación delicada, dedicada y autoral, de un hombre, que, en la vida real, además de ser arquitecto, canta los fines de semana bajo la tonada del rey del Rock and Roll. 

4:00 pm|Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University (GCA)
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Armando Bo was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. In 2009, along with Alejandro González Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone, he co-wrote Biutiful, which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The Last Elvis, his first feature as director, premiered at Sundance where it was nominated for the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize. It won the Horizons Award at the San Sebastián Film Festival and was the Opening Night Film of the 2012 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema.