Saturday Matinee: The Red Elvis


“The Red Elvis” (2007) is a German documentary directed by Leopold Grün about the life and legacy of Colorado-born singer Dean Reed who, after a promotional tour in Chile, fell in love with the culture and became involved in anti-imperialist politics around the world. Through archival footage and interviews the film explores Reed’s unique personal and professional journey which was tragically cut short by his mysterious death in 1986 at age 47. Some of the circumstances surrounding Dean Reed’s death suggest it may be more complicated than the narrative presented in the film.

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