ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

| 2015 | 89 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jeanie Finlay

Saturday June 27, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Jeanie Finlay

JIMMY ELLIS, SHELBY SINGLETON, JIM ELLIS JR., NANNETTE USELTON CLARK, NANCY CROWSON, NICK SCOTT PETTA

Come ready to do your best Elvis impersonation!  The audience member who best impersonates The King (dress included) will be given complimentary tickets to a future film.

ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, a film by Jeanie Finlay tells the story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave.

With a fictional identity torn from the pages of the best selling novel Orion by Gail Brewer Giorgio, the backing of the legendary birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll Sun Records and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley’s himself, the scheme – concocted in the months after Presley’s death exploded into a cult success – and the “Elvis is alive” myth began.

The story of Orion proves that fact is indeed ‘stranger than fiction’. This is the story behind that story. Who was that masked man?orion2

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"ORION is carried along by the oddness of its story and its vivid whirl of personalities, along with its soundtrack, full of Ellis renditions that in another life might have rocked the world." -Ben Kenigsberg, VARIETYorion1

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