Watch: UK Trailer for Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley Documentary
by Ethan Anderton
February 16, 2012
With posters of his image gracing college dorms and countless t-shirts, people have seen plenty of the late reggae musician Bob Marley. Now fans will get a chance to dive deeper into the man's life in the form of Kevin Macdonald's aptly titled documentary Marley. Clocking in at around two-and-a-half hours, the film is a comprehensive look into the life of Bob Marley before his untimely death in 1981. The only complaint I've heard about this documentary is that it seems to gloss over certain points of Marley's life and acts more as a timeline of his life rather than a look at the issues and moments that made the man. Watch!
Marley was originally supposed to be directed by Silence of the Lambs filmmaker Jonathan Demme before Life in a Day and Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald came on board. It chronicles the life of Bob Marley and his career as a reggae musician before passing away in 1981. The film has played at TIFF with a screening at SXSW next month. The film is set for release on April 20th, which just makes sense.
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Ohhhhhh my heart.
Guest on Feb 16, 2012
ff on Feb 16, 2012
He was the maddest has gangster evaaaaa! Here's a tattoo I got of Bob as an alien. Combining all of my loves, weed, reggae, Bob Marley and extra-terrestrials!Joking aside, I work with youth groups and Bob Marley is still a top person on the list of people to draw, Tupac is a close second.
Crapola on Feb 16, 2012
A5J4DX on Feb 16, 2012
I didn't like the text about 34 million Facebook fans. Really? That's supposed to be meaningful?
Chazzy on Feb 16, 2012
Faceboook is Real life now.
Crapola on Feb 16, 2012
i'd rather see a motley crue or rick james biopic. i keep hearing there are talks on both of those but neither project has gotten off the ground.
beevis on Feb 16, 2012
Motley Crue, Rick James or Bob Marley documentary...hmmmm
esophus on Feb 16, 2012
Bob Marley was mad into coke and hoes too. Just he is presented a bit like a reggae Jesus these days. He did get his first radio airplay by holding a local dj at gunpoint too. Just all Jah and light n stuff.
Missamberstras on Feb 16, 2012
What rockstars aren't into that? Still, he went out on top, unlike Whitney.
Sir Salty McGinty III on Feb 20, 2012
Whitney was a lajend, like King Michael Jackson until the Illumari took them out because they were so positive and shining lights and good role models for the kids. What Rockstars are into cocaine and women? I dunno most of them at some point, at least one's from the 80's/90's, nowadays it's all fast-tracked to heroin I suppose, either way tonight I am sticking my hand in a blender.
Captain Crapola on Feb 20, 2012
Greeat artist Marley, also Hope one day to to see Chuck Berry' s biopic, father of rock
Danyiel on Feb 17, 2012
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