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1 year ago

Elvis, The Makanai, and Sundance

Art, love, and ambition, plus goings-on at the annual film festival

We discuss Elvis and The Makanai, a film and a series about the people behind the performer.

03:37 Elvis, streaming on HBO Max, is a gaudy, flawed, stirring love letter to the King of Rock and Roll.

17:43 The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, streaming on Netflix, is a comforting series about friendship, life choices, and following one’s dreams.


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