The President meets ''the King'' in a new film telling the odd encounter between Elvis Presley and President Nixon in 1970. Rough cut - no reporter narration
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon premiered their latest film "Elvis & Nixon" at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Monday (April 18). The film tells the story about the odd encounter between the King of Rock 'n' Roll and President Richard Nixon in 1970 in the White House. Their meeting is forever immortalized in a photograph which is the most requested picture in the National Archives. The actual encounter took place on December 21, 1970, when Elvis showed up unannounced at the Northwest Gate of the White House with his buddy Jerry Schilling. Two-time Academy Award-winner Spacey is in the role of Nixon, and said that the fact that the humorous encounter took place years before Nixon's infamous Watergate scandal was appealing to him. Meanwhile Shannon, in the role of Elvis, explained in order to get a better understanding of the legendary rocker he got help from Elvis' personal friend and music industry insider Jerry Schilling. Elvis & Nixon is part of Tribeca Film Festival, that runs from April 13-24.