Eugene Jarecki

Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning documentary director and producer. His latest film, The King, a fascinating musical road trip in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce that explores how the hell we got here and where we are going, is out June 22 through Oscilloscope Films. Jarecki made his film debut with The Trials of Henry Kissinger in 2002, and won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and a Peabody Award for his 2005 film Why We Fight. In 2010, he created Move Your Money, a viral short encouraging Americans to shift their money from too-big-to-fail banks to community banks and credit unions. His Emmy-award winning 2011 film, Reagan, premiered at Sundance before broadcasting on HBO. The House I Live In, his 2013 film about America’s War on Drugs, once again won him the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival as well as a second Peabody Award. He executive produced the Sundance award-winning documentary (T)ERROR, as well as Denial, which aired on PBS in 2017. In 2016, Jarecki directed The Cyclist as part of Amazon’s The New Yorker Presents series.

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Making America Great

By Eugene Jarecki | June 22, 2018

Making America Great

In The King, Eugene Jarecki is taking aim at one of our nation's sacred cows. But, despite what the trolls say, it's not Elvis.