Posted in movies | music on April 5, 2012

Marley

""There is probably no musical artist who has as wide an audience internationally as Bob does," Macdonald says. "You can find people in any country in the world, whether the Arab world or Africa or Asia, who are into Bob. There is this huge built-in audience for people who want to know more about this man whose music speaks to them. And it's a really interesting life story. He lived a rich and eventful life, he died tragically young, and it's a great narrative. The amazing thing about Marley is that he's utterly unique. There is no other superstar in the world of music who came from the Third World -- he's the only one who speaks to the developing world. He's not just a popular musician, he's a philosopher. He's a prophet for them. He's somebody who gives advice and succor in times of need. There's nobody else who's like that. That's why I wanted to make a movie about him, to understand what he was saying and why he was saying it and why it is that the music has this ongoing resonance."" [Hollywood Reporter]
MARLEY, made with the full support of the Marley family, "is the definitive life story of Bob Marley: musician, father, believer, husband, revolutionary, legend: from his early days through his rise to international superstardom." Directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), the documentary, which screened at SXSW this year, is being released on demand and in theaters, including the Sunshine in NYC, on 4/20 (naturally).

You don't need to wait that long to see it though because BrooklynVegan is proud to present a FREE advanced screening of the film at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Thursday, 4/12, at 7pm (first come, first served). Like our recent screenings of The Island President, Boy, Senna, and Exit Through the Gift Shop, seats are put out in the main/back room of the club where a screen comes down over the stage, and the sound booms out of their concert-ready system. See you there.

Check out the trailer and video interview with Kevin Macdonald, Ziggy Marley and his wife Karen, below...

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Bob Marley | M A R L E Y trailer

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Comments (30)

most overrated artist ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:30 PM

@230 no, that would be your mom re: the art of the blowjob

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:31 PM

That looks awesome. 2:30 is a tool. I assume this means he won't be taking up any space at the Knitting Factory on 4/12. Perhaps he can stay home and listen to some accurately rated bands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 2:52 PM

i'll be at coachella fuckassss

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:00 PM

420
Don't criticize it

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:04 PM

sorry, Michael Jackson's audience is bigger.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 3:21 PM

Bob marley fucking blows. I cringe every time I see that poster of him with the joint that every college dude has.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 4:39 PM

Agreed with 2:30. If I ever have to hear "Redemption Song" again, I swear.

A legend perhaps, but more of a frat-boy staple. There's lots more reggae and dub out there that deserves the kind of worship that Marley gets, but the general public can't get past one greatest hits CD. He's certainly a great talent but in no way the end-all be-all of the genre.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 4:39 PM

What's important to note is that bushmills has made a comeback!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 4:46 PM

@439 what are you, fucking high?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 4:54 PM

I guess that's the secret...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 4:56 PM

he had one good song.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:04 PM

5:04, I think you've got Bob Marley confused with Shaggy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:13 PM

5:04 - please name that song. Please?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:17 PM

The Billy Joel of reggae

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:19 PM

Bunch of butthurt Marley fans here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:20 PM

can we just find a way to like tag these people who make ridiculous statements like 'bob marley was a one hit wonder' so their future comments show up in a different color or something. i want to just be able to not read anything else they say

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 5:23 PM

I swear you people could find something wrong with anything.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 8:09 PM

5:19 FTW!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 12:19 AM

You clowns really do lack all semblance of musical taste. Bob Marley the "one hit wonder" - pahleeeze!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 1:26 AM

sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2012 9:42 AM

Shaun Boothe's Unauthorized Biography says it all it in 4 minutes and 14 seconds. The gong rings forever. A must for Marley fans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0NZse4dEhk

Posted by thelma Blitz | April 10, 2012 6:26 PM

Bob Marley blows?? A one hit wonder??

Jesus Christ. You people make me sick.

Posted by Drugs D | April 12, 2012 4:54 PM

If you think Bob Marley is truly important you are probably a freshman stoner at some liberal arts college. Almost every other reggae artist I've heard is infinitely better than Marley.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 5:17 PM

gotta stop coming to this site.

i wouldn't step on an ant, but i want so much to pound some sense into 5:17.

well, forget about the 'sense' (futile). i just wanna pound 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 5:29 PM

marley was a bitch. lee perry now thats my nigga doe.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2012 11:23 AM

you haters act like bob cares about what you said. sure, there are tons of great reggae artists out there but this movie is about bob, so if you dont like him to begin with, why are you posting stuff on it. does it make you feel love to have others listen to you. lets not forget about his involvement in the faith, and also give bob the right credit. the white world would of never embraced reggae if he didnt shine, and a lot would not have eaten if he didnt make it. Rastafari!

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:24 PM

to the person that hates hearing redemption song one more time, maybe if you parents and forefathers were stolen and kidnapped from africa, and transported to a strange and hostile place, the words might actually mean something.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2012 1:33 PM

you haters act like bob cares about what you said. sure, there are tons of great reggae artists out there but this movie is about bob, so if you dont like him to begin with, why are you posting stuff on it. does it make you feel love to have others listen to you. lets not forget about his involvement in the faith, and also give bob the right credit. the white world would of never embraced reggae if he didnt shine, and a lot would not have eaten if he didnt make it. Rastafari!
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