Magnolia Acquires Marley Documentary

Bob MarleyThe documentary Marley – endorsed by Bob Marley’s family – will be heading to theaters on April 20th in the US after being picked up by Magnolia Pictures. Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland) directed the documentary which was executive produced by Bob’s son, Ziggy Marley.
 
Magnolia picked it up after it premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February. It’s also set to screen at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX in March.
 
“Bob Marley is a fascinating, towering figure in musical history, and Marley is the biography that he deserves,” stated Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in the press release. “Kevin Macdonald has once again shown himself to be a master documentarian with this eye-opening, entertaining, beautifully crafted film.”
 
“This documentary is the ultimate revelation of my father’s life,” said Executive Producer Ziggy Marley. “The family is proud to be able to have the world finally experience this emotional journey.”
 
The Story:
 
“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 bandmates – the people that knew him best. 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.”
 
Source: Magnolia Pictures – February 6, 2012
 
Posted by Rebecca Murray