A long-awaited documentary on musical icon Bob Marley from Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland) is finally slated to receive it’s U.S. debut at SXSW next month, and the trailer (above) and poster art (after the jump) have just hit the netrix as well. LargeUp caught the scoop, here’s what they said:
Talk of Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald’s Marley documentary has been building for while, and it even had its premiere earlier this month in Berlin. But with its North American premiere, at South by Southwest in Austin, just weeks away on March 11, only now has a trailer and poster art for the film emerged. The two-minute clip for Marley—which, while certainly not the first documentary on Bob Marley’s life, is the first to get the Marley family’s full support—promises that the movie will contain previously unheard tracks and never-before-seen footage, while teasing interviews with the usual suspects: Bunny Wailer, Chris Blackwell, Rita Marley, Ziggy. Pretty straightforward. Marley hits theaters on 4/20, ’cause what date would be more appropriate.
In a nice bit of synchronicity, LargeUp was the media sponsor for the brilliant Jamaican film Better Mus’ Come last week and because resident LU editor Sherman Escoffery was actually participating in a panel with filmmaker Storm Saulter, I got to go. Read my write-up here.