Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Presley Biopic to Rock 2023 New York Film Festival as Centerpiece Selection

“Priscilla,” an adaptation of Presley’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me,” makes its North American debut at the festival this fall

Sofia Coppola's "Priscilla"
Sofia Coppola's "Priscilla" (Credit: A24)

Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” will serve as the 2023 New York Film Festival’s Centerpiece Selection this fall, marking the drama’s North American premiere. NYFF and Film at Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the Priscilla Presley biopic will screen at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Oct. 6.

Stepping back from pop culture’s singular focus on Elvis Presley, Coppola’s film centers on Priscilla Ann Wagner, Presley’s love and lone wife, from the point of view of the woman herself. Based on Priscilla’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me” (cowritten with Sandra Harmon), “Priscilla” follows the eponymous businesswoman’s life as a teenage army brat in West Germany, her whirlwind courtship with Elvis and her ultimate arrival at Graceland, the palatial estate where she was queen to the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.