Reggae legend Bob Marley documentary to hit silver screen (Video Trailer)

A documentary film about the reggae and music icon Bob Marley, will debut in the US at a South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) screening in March and open in North America and the UK April 20 and the Netherlands and Germany in May, with more markets to follow.

The film directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of ScotlandState of Play,) chronicles the Reggae singers life from Jamaica to his superstar status on a global scale and his untimely death from cancer in 1981 at 36 years of age.

The documentary which includes Interviews with people that were close to him, are woven throughout the film. Featured in the movie are his son Ziggy , wife Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff, bandmates, and Chris Blackwell of Island Records, as well footage and interviews with Marley himself.

Also included will be performances of hits such as “One Love,”  “I Shot the Sheriff,”  “No Woman, No Cry” and “Jammin” will be displayed as well as Bob Marley and the Wailers rare concert footage.

Check out the film trailer…

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