Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 8th, 2012
Magnolia Pictures have acquired US rights to MARLEY, the definitive documentary about legendary musician Bob Marley, directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald (ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND). The film, executive produced by Bob’s son Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, will have its world premiere this weekend at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Its North American premiere will be at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin in March. The film will open in theaters on Friday, April 20th, launching day and date with all VOD and digital platforms. Made with the unprecedented support of the Marley family, MARLEY is the first film to tell the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his earliest days to his rise to international superstardom. Along with an incredible soundtrack, the film features rare footage, archival photos, and incredible performances and interviews with his family, friends, and band mates. The film is sure to be a revelation to Bob Marley fans, of which there are many (the triple-platinum artist has nearly 35 million fans on his Facebook page alone), and newcomers alike.