New Trailer for Re-Release of Bob Marley Doc 'Marley' This Summer
by Alex Billington
July 14, 2020
"There was that sense that he's about to be… massive." Blue Fox Ent. has debuted a new trailer for Marley, the Bob Marley documentary that originally premiered in 2012. The film is getting a special theatrical (and virtual) re-release this summer to celebrate what would've been Bob Marley's 75th birthday. "The Marley family has rolled out a yearlong MARLEY75 commemorative series of events across all forms of media in celebration of the legendary cultural icon… As part of this [birthday] series of special events, audiences can see in virtual and traditional theaters a special re-release of Marley, in which Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald combines unheard tracks, unseen footage, and intimate interviews to paint a definitive portrait of the legendary artist." The 2-1/2-hour-long film is considered one of the definitive docs on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. Even if you can't get to a drive-in to see this, you can still enjoy it at home.
Here's the official re-release trailer for Kevin Macdonald's documentary Marley, direct from YouTube:
You can still watch the original 2012 trailer for Macdonald's Marley doc here, to see even more footage.
Born into poverty in rural Jamaica, Bob Marley became a prophet for the world’s oppressed, preaching peace, love, and understanding with a universal language - song. On what would have been Marley’s 75th birthday, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald combines unheard tracks, unseen footage, and intimate interviews to paint a definitive portrait of the legendary artist. Marley was originally supposed to be directed by Silence of the Lambs filmmaker Jonathan Demme years ago, before Life in a Day and Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald took over for him. The award-winning Scottish filmmaker has also directed doc films including Chaplin's Goliath, One Day in September, A Brief History of Errol Morris, Touching the Void, My Enemy's Enemy, Christmas in a Day, Sky Ladder, Whitney, and Return to Podor previously. Marley originally premiered at the Berlin Film Festival & SXSW Film Festival in 2012. The film first opened in US theaters in spring of 2012. Blue Fox Ent. will re-release Macdonald's Marley doc in select US theaters + in "virtual cinemas" starting July 31st, 2020 this summer. For more info, visit their website.
Oh yeah, he still is an icon ...
shiboleth on Jul 14, 2020
Yea...I've seen this. Great film. Great subject. i'd watch it again. What a terrible loss. He was so young. The world, the Universe, who knows the what's and why's?
thespiritbo on Jul 14, 2020
I haven't seen it but I always felt he was special and great. What else to say but to look for it and watch ...
shiboleth on Jul 15, 2020
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