RIIFF 2007 Screening Westminster Park, Providence
"Stars Under the Stars" continues our summer-long collaboration with Michael Corso of Tazza Caffe and Film Director, Michael Corrente with a Free Film Screening
Outdoor Screenings at Westminster Park
250 Westminster Street , Providence,
150 capacity, www.
Date: Thursday August 9th
Showtime: Dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.)
VIVA LAS VEGAS
directed by George Sidney
85 min. USA, 1964
Principal Cast: Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret
Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help.
The movie is regarded as one of Presley's best and is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Presley and Ann-Margret. The scene in which he delivers the title song remains the only one in his career to depict him performing an entire song, in one uncut take, and as shot by the lens of a single camera.
Songs Performed in the Film:
Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas - (Fred Wise & Randy Starr)
The Lady Loves Me - (Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett)
What'd I Say - (Ray Charles)
Viva Las Vegas - (Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman)
I Need Somebody To Lean On - (Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman)
C'mon Everybody - (Joy Byers)
Today, Tomorrow and Forever - (Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye)
Santa Lucia - (Arrangement Elvis Presley)
If You Think I Don't Need You - (Red West & Joe Cooper)
Appreciation - (performed by Ann-Margret)
My Rival - (performed by Ann-Margret)
The Climb - (performed by The Forte Four)
Do The Vega (not in film) - (Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye)
Night Life (not in film) - (Giant, Baum, Kaye)
You're The Boss (not in film) - (Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Year, the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the producers of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will be presenting “Stars Under the Stars;” films screened on a two story inflatable screen complete with stereo sound and digital projection courtesy of Fresh Air Flicks from New York. This summer, we will be celebrating the King: Elvis Presley with two newly restored classic films. Both will be presented free to the general public.